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Five Steps to Jedi Acceptance

 


First understand that there are different levels of acceptance. This isn’t an all or done sort of thing. Understand that acceptance doesn’t mean passivity. Acceptance does not equal inaction. Just because you accept your boss is a jerk and accept that is who they are, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about your situation. The first step to correcting any problem is accepting that there is a problem. You need to acknowledge and accept the issue then you can begin to work on it. This is the first level of acceptance – that there is something you need to address.

Next step is to understand not everything is about you. When someone is a jerk (using our previous example) that is about them. Even if they seem to only be a jerk to you specifically, it is still their issue. They are the one with the problem and inability to express and communicate like a rational adult. Instead of addressing whatever -their- issue may be, they have decided to act out in a childish manner. This has nothing to do with you and everything to do with their own issues. Once you can accept that it isn’t about you then you can focus on what you can do.

The next step is a bit tricky, because it does have something to do with you. More specifically you have to be aware of your motivations. A lot of our inability to accept something is because we have a very strong desire to be something else. We cannot accept that this person is a jerk because we expect and want them to be better. We expect them to be someone of quality and hold them to our own standards. It is not allowing people to be their normal messed up selves. So we find we cannot accept a situation because we have this expectation. The question then is – why do you have this expectation? What is motivating this desire to see a different reality then the one being presented to you? Try to let go of those expectations and simply accept what is presented to you and work from that rather than an idea of what it “should” be.

This brings us to our next step which is probably the most helpful. Your focus determines your reality, right? So adjust focus on solutions, not problems. You have probably heard that presented to you a bunch of times. The reason being is because it does wonders. When faced with a tough situation turn your eyes toward solutions rather than blame. Don’t look to blame anyone, including yourself, it is wasted effort. Instead find the solutions to the issue. There are usually many options available so look for them. Work through them. Find the best option for you. And if there is no solution to be had – look for the things within your control. What can you do? Where can you put your time, energy, and focus? Accept that you have control over you and where you put your time and energy and then use that ability to focus on more productive and happier things.

Last step is the over-used let it go. Don’t hang onto the past. You do what you do and then move forward. You make your decision and move forward. You don’t have a time machine. You cannot go back and change things, but what you can do is live in this moment to your fullest. You can learn from the past and use it to help create a brighter future. Shouldn’t have skipped that workout? You let that guilt go and when a day comes and you don’t feel like working out, you do a light workout knowing at least you did something. Stepped in some gum? Deep breath, done deal now, scrap it off, and move forward. Should have taken that job offer a couple years back? Keep an eye for a similar opportunity, never too late to take a new direction in life.

Acknowledge, Accept, Act (inaction counts, sometimes patience is the best action), and Move Forward. Acceptance is about realizing that we are always in motion, always moving forward. We have no reverse in this life. So deep breath – what is done is done – the question is now what – then go do that smarter and wiser for it.

10 Things You Should Not Sacrifice for Jedi Training

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Whether you consider yourself a teacher of the Jedi Way or especially if you are looking for a Jedi Mentor there are 10 things you should not sacrifice for training. Master or Padawan your training relationship is important and should not cost you these ten things. Now these also VERY much apply to Jedi Websites, Groups, and Training Programs. Also while I am speaking to the Student – if you Jedi Mentor feel this list applies to your student(s) time to consider a change.

1. Freedom.
Routine check-ins are a part of training. So is adhering to the rules and ideals of the Jedi Path. But you are always free to walk away, choose a different mentor, go to and participate at any Jedi Site you so choose. Possessive behavior almost always points to an extreme internal insecurity. If your Jedi Group.Website has a no training at other places policy/rule or not allowing outside views – you need to question that. It is cult-like behavior to isolate people. Controlling behavior suggests that the person does not feel comfortable with him or herself, and this definitely needs to be worked out before he or she commits to any long-term relationships (romantic, educational, or otherwise).

2. Yourself.
The Jedi Path is about change. But it is about changing into the best version of you, not changing the essence of who you are. It is about not being defined by your past, but embracing and becoming the person YOU want to be. Do not change yourself for ANYONE but yourself. As a Jedi Mentor I assume students have made a choice to live by the Jedi Way and seek the change that comes with that. But if you become uncomfortable with certain requests, or worse demands, to change your behavior – Speak Up. This is a lifestyle and path of personal wellness and betterment. If you don’t like the person you are becoming, cut ties, and reflect on what you do like about yourself and run with it. All relationships require some compromise, but these are things like using Google Hangouts instead of Skype which you prefer. The right person will like you for you and will want to cultivate the best version of you (not change who you are).

3. Happiness.
If someone does not enhance your life and add to your joy, then what purpose do they serve in your life? Again, applies to all relationships. Being a Jedi is about Finding Your Bliss. As a Jedi I am a million times happier than any point in my life. My life is far from perfect and yet I feel joy, bliss, and happiness on a daily basis. If your Jedi Mentor is not helping you reach this – time to seek out a better training environment. Now, it won’t be all sunshine, puppies, and balloons. Your Mentor will need to be tough on you sometimes – such is the teaching role. But you should be able to determine if a relationship is adding to your happiness or just making you miserable. If unsure, ask those that see you daily. Ask them if you have been smiling and laughing more or less than usual.

4. Fun.
Above all else, you should have fun. Can you joke openly and freely with your mentor? Do you feel like a kid at times during training? A relationship always comes with disagreements from time to time, but you should never give up fun in a relationship. Life is stressful enough. Learning a new lifestyle carries its own challenges. You have to be able to have fun too.

5. Your dreams.
Seriously. Living as a Jedi is a dream in itself. So why would your Mentor being trying to dream-crush any of your other hopes? I mean, maybe if they are about world domination or something. But all relationships are about trust, communication, and support. If someone is making you feel like you should just be a grocery bagger and never dream beyond that? Our dreams define a good part of us. To give them up is to give up a part of ourselves.

6. Inner peace.
This is a core of the Jedi Path. Cultivating Inner Peace is mandatory. So if your Mentor damages your calm? Time to run away quickly. They obviously are not there yet and need to focus on their own training. So if they are pumping out negative energy time to find a new training partner. Jedi Mentor should reflect the calm within.

7. Your desire to explore.
Exploration is core to our path as well. All Jedi Students are like cookie monsters of knowledge. So yes, there will be restraints. Your mentor will look to slow that devouring of information. But never at the cost of exploration or an exploring spirit. In fact your mentor (or Jedi group) should have materials for you to explore and compare to their own view. And if you express a desire to explore outside their view, it should be encouraged (with stipulations and addendums perhaps ;))

8. Your other relationships.
Your relationships with friends and family should not have to suffer just because you are training to be a Jedi. It is possible some in your life may not like or respect your new lifestyle. You’ll need to exercise mindfulness in determining that. But No Jedi Mentor should be restricting or sabotaging any of your relationships. Training requires contact, but it should not be your entire life ot the exclusion of others. Family and Friends are core to the Jedi Ideal of Social Well-Being. A confident training partner won’t need you to ignore all else and focus only on them. They should understand that life needs attention and you’ll need time away to handle the crazy things that arise in the roller coaster of life.

9. Your spiritual/religious beliefs.
I don’t care what “ism” you follow as a Jedi – your spiritual and religious beliefs are for you. they are your’s and your’s alone. No Jedi Mentor should seek to convert you. Or tell you that you are not a Jedi because you don’t X, Y, or Z. Spiritual Well-Being is core to the Jedi Path, but it is for each Jedi to discover, explore, and determine for themselves. Your mentor will help. They will help question and offer new concepts to consider, but your choice should always be respected.

10. Communication.
Every relationship requires a deep commitment to truly listening to the other person and understanding his or her thoughts and feelings. Without Communication you have nothing. True learning will not take place. You cannot learn form or teach those that lie to themselves. If they are unable or unwilling to truly shut up and listen to what you are saying then it is a waste of your time. Your feelings and concerns are valid and should be given full attention. Talk, Listen, Communicate. If you feel you can’t or just aren’t being heard – you guessed it – time to move on.

(I am counting this as Jedi Circle – Exercise: Day 2. Exercising my mind and understanding of Jedi ideals. plus I want it out there so I am held accountable to this as well. This article is inspired by one I read on powerofpositivity.com which was more about intimate relationships. Wanted to see if I could approach the subject as a Jedi.)

10 Things You Should Not Sacrifice for Jedi Training

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Whether you consider yourself a teacher of the Jedi Way or especially if you are looking for a Jedi Mentor there are 10 things you should not sacrifice for training. Master or Padawan your training relationship is important and should not cost you these ten things. Now these also VERY much apply to Jedi Websites, Groups, and Training Programs. Also while I am speaking to the Student – if you Jedi Mentor feel this list applies to your student(s) time to consider a change.

1. Freedom.
Routine check-ins are a part of training. So is adhering to the rules and ideals of the Jedi Path. But you are always free to walk away, choose a different mentor, go to and participate at any Jedi Site you so choose. Possessive behavior almost always points to an extreme internal insecurity. If your Jedi Group.Website has a no training at other places policy/rule or not allowing outside views – you need to question that. It is cult-like behavior to isolate people. Controlling behavior suggests that the person does not feel comfortable with him or herself, and this definitely needs to be worked out before he or she commits to any long-term relationships (romantic, educational, or otherwise).

2. Yourself.
The Jedi Path is about change. But it is about changing into the best version of you, not changing the essence of who you are. It is about not being defined by your past, but embracing and becoming the person YOU want to be. Do not change yourself for ANYONE but yourself. As a Jedi Mentor I assume students have made a choice to live by the Jedi Way and seek the change that comes with that. But if you become uncomfortable with certain requests, or worse demands, to change your behavior – Speak Up. This is a lifestyle and path of personal wellness and betterment. If you don’t like the person you are becoming, cut ties, and reflect on what you do like about yourself and run with it. All relationships require some compromise, but these are things like using Google Hangouts instead of Skype which you prefer. The right person will like you for you and will want to cultivate the best version of you (not change who you are).

3. Happiness.
If someone does not enhance your life and add to your joy, then what purpose do they serve in your life? Again, applies to all relationships. Being a Jedi is about Finding Your Bliss. As a Jedi I am a million times happier than any point in my life. My life is far from perfect and yet I feel joy, bliss, and happiness on a daily basis. If your Jedi Mentor is not helping you reach this – time to seek out a better training environment. Now, it won’t be all sunshine, puppies, and balloons. Your Mentor will need to be tough on you sometimes – such is the teaching role. But you should be able to determine if a relationship is adding to your happiness or just making you miserable. If unsure, ask those that see you daily. Ask them if you have been smiling and laughing more or less than usual.

4. Fun.
Above all else, you should have fun. Can you joke openly and freely with your mentor? Do you feel like a kid at times during training? A relationship always comes with disagreements from time to time, but you should never give up fun in a relationship. Life is stressful enough. Learning a new lifestyle carries its own challenges. You have to be able to have fun too.

5. Your dreams.
Seriously. Living as a Jedi is a dream in itself. So why would your Mentor being trying to dream-crush any of your other hopes? I mean, maybe if they are about world domination or something. But all relationships are about trust, communication, and support. If someone is making you feel like you should just be a grocery bagger and never dream beyond that? Our dreams define a good part of us. To give them up is to give up a part of ourselves.

6. Inner peace.
This is a core of the Jedi Path. Cultivating Inner Peace is mandatory. So if your Mentor damages your calm? Time to run away quickly. They obviously are not there yet and need to focus on their own training. So if they are pumping out negative energy time to find a new training partner. Jedi Mentor should reflect the calm within.

7. Your desire to explore.
Exploration is core to our path as well. All Jedi Students are like cookie monsters of knowledge. So yes, there will be restraints. Your mentor will look to slow that devouring of information. But never at the cost of exploration or an exploring spirit. In fact your mentor (or Jedi group) should have materials for you to explore and compare to their own view. And if you express a desire to explore outside their view, it should be encouraged (with stipulations and addendums perhaps 😉 )

8. Your other relationships.
Your relationships with friends and family should not have to suffer just because you are training to be a Jedi. It is possible some in your life may not like or respect your new lifestyle. You’ll need to exercise mindfulness in determining that. But No Jedi Mentor should be restricting or sabotaging any of your relationships. Training requires contact, but it should not be your entire life ot the exclusion of others. Family and Friends are core to the Jedi Ideal of Social Well-Being. A confident training partner won’t need you to ignore all else and focus only on them. They should understand that life needs attention and you’ll need time away to handle the crazy things that arise in the roller coaster of life.

9. Your spiritual/religious beliefs.
I don’t care what “ism” you follow as a Jedi – your spiritual and religious beliefs are for you. they are your’s and your’s alone. No Jedi Mentor should seek to convert you. Or tell you that you are not a Jedi because you don’t X, Y, or Z. Spiritual Well-Being is core to the Jedi Path, but it is for each Jedi to discover, explore, and determine for themselves. Your mentor will help. They will help question and offer new concepts to consider, but your choice should always be respected.

10. Communication.
Every relationship requires a deep commitment to truly listening to the other person and understanding his or her thoughts and feelings. Without Communication you have nothing. True learning will not take place. You cannot learn form or teach those that lie to themselves. If they are unable or unwilling to truly shut up and listen to what you are saying then it is a waste of your time. Your feelings and concerns are valid and should be given full attention. Talk, Listen, Communicate. If you feel you can’t or just aren’t being heard – you guessed it – time to move on.

(I am counting this as Jedi Circle – Exercise: Day 2. Exercising my mind and understanding of Jedi ideals. plus I want it out there so I am held accountable to this as well. This article is inspired by one I read on powerofpositivity.com which was more about intimate relationships. Wanted to see if I could approach the subject as a Jedi.)

Jedi Circle – Exercise Day 1

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This is the first topic in the Jedi Circle and thus the first one I’ll be tackling. Exercise. It is one of the Five Habits and carries a very broad use. Exercise can be applied to all areas of our well-being. Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, all can be exercised in one form or another. But before I get into the topic specifically I wanted to talk briefly on the Five Habits or more to why they are called such. When I was developing the Jedi Circle for a long time I called these the Five Practices. Which is true enough, but I felt it was missing a key point of these practices being daily. During a conversation I was asked by a fellow Jedi how I kept up my practices on a daily basis and I mentioned that they were basically habit. It is just what I did when I woke up. Thus the title was renamed to enforce this concept. Exercise, Meditation, Acceptance, Acuity, Assiduity. These are daily things Jedi work on which formulate into habit.

Now as I was developing the Jedi Circle “Exercise” was actually listed as Physical Fitness for years. It is a core aspect of being a Jedi. Physical well-being. That is a very broad field and most think Body Builder, then they think Unnecessary and then they move on to something less taxing. This working out is only one aspect of physical well-being and that doesn’t mean power lifting. So knowing I need to really approach the topic with more depth I gave physical wellness its own category and changed Physical Fitness into Exercise.

Lots of things fall under the umbrella of exercise. Play Table Tennis for hour – exercise. Some may scoff, but we all have our own level of fitness. I spend about an hour and half every morning on physical exercise. I also spend about twenty minutes in my day on awareness exercises. I look to exercise my mental faculties as well, which takes a vary of forms. Logic puzzles, reading, learning something new. I seek to exercise my emotional well-being. Exercise covers such a broad spectrum of the self that it really serves as a great habit for the Jedi.

Throughout the week I’ll be looking to talk a little on various exercises I use in my day. And how you can use them as well. Time management is a factor and thus a lot of my exercises are two birds with one stone. With a little common sense you can adjust these to fit your life as well, if you are so inclined. But more than talk I will look to get a video or two to demonstrate these exercises. That is all I have for today. It is a busy day. Exercising my priorities. 😉

Jedi Circle – Exercise Day 1

Lightsaber_Training_by_Jedi_Art_Trick

This is the first topic in the Jedi Circle and thus the first one I’ll be tackling. Exercise. It is one of the Five Habits and carries a very broad use. Exercise can be applied to all areas of our well-being. Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, all can be exercised in one form or another. But before I get into the topic specifically I wanted to talk briefly on the Five Habits or more to why they are called such. When I was developing the Jedi Circle for a long time I called these the Five Practices. Which is true enough, but I felt it was missing a key point of these practices being daily. During a conversation I was asked by a fellow Jedi how I kept up my practices on a daily basis and I mentioned that they were basically habit. It is just what I did when I woke up. Thus the title was renamed to enforce this concept. Exercise, Meditation, Acceptance, Acuity, Assiduity. These are daily things Jedi work on which formulate into habit.

Now as I was developing the Jedi Circle “Exercise” was actually listed as Physical Fitness for years. It is a core aspect of being a Jedi. Physical well-being. That is a very broad field and most think Body Builder, then they think Unnecessary and then they move on to something less taxing. This working out is only one aspect of physical well-being and that doesn’t mean power lifting. So knowing I need to really approach the topic with more depth I gave physical wellness its own category and changed Physical Fitness into Exercise.

Lots of things fall under the umbrella of exercise. Play Table Tennis for hour – exercise. Some may scoff, but we all have our own level of fitness. I spend about an hour and half every morning on physical exercise. I also spend about twenty minutes in my day on awareness exercises. I look to exercise my mental faculties as well, which takes a vary of forms. Logic puzzles, reading, learning something new. I seek to exercise my emotional well-being. Exercise covers such a broad spectrum of the self that it really serves as a great habit for the Jedi.

Throughout the week I’ll be looking to talk a little on various exercises I use in my day. And how you can use them as well. Time management is a factor and thus a lot of my exercises are two birds with one stone. With a little common sense you can adjust these to fit your life as well, if you are so inclined. But more than talk I will look to get a video or two to demonstrate these exercises. That is all I have for today. It is a busy day. Exercising my priorities. ;)

Jedi Circle – Exercise Day 1 was originally published on 365 Jedi

I just wanna be a Jedi

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Recently I have changed a lot of things in my life. Certain projects I am involved with have really given me a grasp of what I want to strive for. It wasn’t until these projects forced me to be open and honest with basically strangers that I realized how much I had been hiding my aspirations. Now I am not going to pretend they aren’t silly. Say what you will about the viability of the Jedi Path, it still sounds strange to say I want to be a Jedi and instructor of the Jedi Way. We are talking about terminology that originates with a fictional order created for an entertainment franchise. Of course that hasn’t stopped me for the past two decades, but recent changes and really allowed me to talk about the Jedi Path openly and freely. With family members, with friends, and with other people who simply enjoy the fandom that Star Wars has created. And being able to embrace my path has really given me fresh perspectives from those close to me. This has really helped my motivation in being an example. I still hold that saying, I want to be a Jedi or even I am a Jedi is still silly sounding. But I fully believe that one day it will not be and even if it does, that it will mean something more than Star Wars.

There are plenty of personal wellness paths out there. The biggest trends I see nowadays are not even related to any sort of spiritual label, but simply in living a healthy and productive life. Spiritually tends to be a by-product of these paths. Something magical and greater than the self is discovered in the pursuit of personal well-being. And the expression of that is found in seeking Happiness and wanting to share that happiness. Finding and embracing joy in all the aspects of life. Those that have these general interests of well-being and use social media have seen this the most. The amount of mental, emotional, and even spiritual messages that get mixed in with fitblrs (for example) shows the interconnected aspects of these topics. Lifting and muscle building may be the goal, but soon it is realized that it takes a full commitment of the body, mind, and soul. It becomes a lifestyle and affects every aspects of life. It requires one to change how they approach life.

This is no different for the Jedi Path. It is a lifestyle. It takes over and affects all aspects of our lives. The Jedi Circle (one of those recent changes I was mentioning) lists the Five Axioms as Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual Well-Being. This is because Jedi acknowledge that these things are all connected. To neglect one is to damage the other(s). You have to get your mind right to succeed. This is about knowledge, this is about emotional content, this is about goal-setting, and it is about execution of your plan. In pursuit of becoming a Jedi you realize you cannot give half effort. If you do give half effort you end up realizing that you are missing out on something important and that you have to make a choice. This is either when people move on or come up with some absurd excuse like Grey Jedi. Few truly embrace the Path and simply give it their all. And that is because it does require openness beyond the net. Like any other path you cannot truly grow within it by practicing in the dark. You have to be able to dedicate the time to it.

The point of this post funny enough and the reason for the picture was because of this change in my life I have been forced to relearn the Jedi Path. I changed the Jedi Circle which means I have to commit a whole new format to memory. More than that I have to workout precisely how to manifest the concepts in my daily life.  Now I’d rather just be a wise old Jedi who has over two decades of study and experience under his belt. The truth is however closer to that I have 20 years of basically what not to do under my belt. The process, knowledge, and materials I have available now are just way more useful and beneficial than when I started back in the mid-90’s. The lifestyle has been beneficial to me, but I know it can be even more so. Which requires me to be the student once more.

So. Starting next week I’ll be examining the Jedi Circle piece by piece. Seeking to really delve into each topic. Keep the basics close to heart. I think I’ll seek to devote a week per subject. Which will drag out this re-training session to 25 weeks. Plus I’ll need to give time afterward to the process of bring them all together. A new journey begins. *sigh* Have I mentioned how I just want to be a Jedi and not do all this study and application stuff?

I just wanna be a Jedi

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Recently I have changed a lot of things in my life. Certain projects I am involved with have really given me a grasp of what I want to strive for. It wasn’t until these projects forced me to be open and honest with basically strangers that I realized how much I had been hiding my aspirations. Now I am not going to pretend they aren’t silly. Say what you will about the viability of the Jedi Path, it still sounds strange to say I want to be a Jedi and instructor of the Jedi Way. We are talking about terminology that originates with a fictional order created for an entertainment franchise. Of course that hasn’t stopped me for the past two decades, but recent changes and really allowed me to talk about the Jedi Path openly and freely. With family members, with friends, and with other people who simply enjoy the fandom that Star Wars has created. And being able to embrace my path has really given me fresh perspectives from those close to me. This has really helped my motivation in being an example. I still hold that saying, I want to be a Jedi or even I am a Jedi is still silly sounding. But I fully believe that one day it will not be and even if it does, that it will mean something more than Star Wars.

There are plenty of personal wellness paths out there. The biggest trends I see nowadays are not even related to any sort of spiritual label, but simply in living a healthy and productive life. Spiritually tends to be a by-product of these paths. Something magical and greater than the self is discovered in the pursuit of personal well-being. And the expression of that is found in seeking Happiness and wanting to share that happiness. Finding and embracing joy in all the aspects of life. Those that have these general interests of well-being and use social media have seen this the most. The amount of mental, emotional, and even spiritual messages that get mixed in with fitblrs (for example) shows the interconnected aspects of these topics. Lifting and muscle building may be the goal, but soon it is realized that it takes a full commitment of the body, mind, and soul. It becomes a lifestyle and affects every aspects of life. It requires one to change how they approach life.

This is no different for the Jedi Path. It is a lifestyle. It takes over and affects all aspects of our lives. The Jedi Circle (one of those recent changes I was mentioning) lists the Five Axioms as Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual Well-Being. This is because Jedi acknowledge that these things are all connected. To neglect one is to damage the other(s). You have to get your mind right to succeed. This is about knowledge, this is about emotional content, this is about goal-setting, and it is about execution of your plan. In pursuit of becoming a Jedi you realize you cannot give half effort. If you do give half effort you end up realizing that you are missing out on something important and that you have to make a choice. This is either when people move on or come up with some absurd excuse like Grey Jedi. Few truly embrace the Path and simply give it their all. And that is because it does require openness beyond the net. Like any other path you cannot truly grow within it by practicing in the dark. You have to be able to dedicate the time to it.

The point of this post funny enough and the reason for the picture was because of this change in my life I have been forced to relearn the Jedi Path. I changed the Jedi Circle which means I have to commit a whole new format to memory. More than that I have to workout precisely how to manifest the concepts in my daily life.  Now I’d rather just be a wise old Jedi who has over two decades of study and experience under his belt. The truth is however closer to that I have 20 years of basically what not to do under my belt. The process, knowledge, and materials I have available now are just way more useful and beneficial than when I started back in the mid-90’s. The lifestyle has been beneficial to me, but I know it can be even more so. Which requires me to be the student once more.

So. Starting next week I’ll be examining the Jedi Circle piece by piece. Seeking to really delve into each topic. Keep the basics close to heart. I think I’ll seek to devote a week per subject. Which will drag out this re-training session to 25 weeks. Plus I’ll need to give time afterward to the process of bring them all together. A new journey begins. *sigh* Have I mentioned how I just want to be a Jedi and not do all this study and application stuff?

I just wanna be a Jedi was originally published on 365 Jedi