Updating my personal Code

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It could be ironic that I am asking for suggestions and advice on re-writing my "personal" code but I feel that its time to open up this process. I can get so myopic in my views or wording. I do feel in an artistic process, its good to get suggestions and to welcome others input to draw from.

So if you have a moment let me know what you think of these and what reads well to you.

I am working to create a simple and meaningful code for myself.

Here is my original code:
Respect life, In all forms
Serve and Protect in harmony
Constantly Improve.

I like it. it still works for me but I want something that "sounds" better.
I would like it to also follow a similar patter: "statement", and second part or enhancement.
example: I respect life, In all of its forms.

Respect life, In all forms
Serve harmoniously, the will of the Force
allow evolution, (?)

Some variations that I have are:

Harmoniously serve, the Force
Serve the force, harmoniously,

constantly evolve,
welcome evolution,
evolve constantly, change is inevitable.

These are some of the poetic various that I am working with.

I am wondering if your fresh eyes can see something else that implies similar sentiments.

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Connor replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

I have an issue with the content first. Then we can talk about the poetry. I think Respect life in all forms is great. Serve and Protect in harmony is beautiful. But, constantly improve?

There are types of Jedi who believe that constant improvement is the continual betterment of skills. But, they fail to see that the essence of this verse relates to an expansion of connection with the Force. In the Jedi Studies, we call it "choice" from "Awareness". In Shambhala, we call it the Windhorse, yeah? It is the spirit that leads us forward on in harmony with the Force/Secret Drala.

You're much closer with Evolution and Change. These things are better than "improve". They're much different, and yet the same.

Reminds me of the Tao Te Ching. lol.

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Jax replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

Perhaps Expand awareness, rather than improve. And simply allow, instead of specifying what to allow.
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Zan replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

Another variation :

I respect Life, in all expressions
Embracing the will of the Force, Harmoniously
Always evolving, with optimal fluidity

The "I" is important (at least for "me") here as it shows intent, and not a simple expression of a generic statement.
Life exist also outside "forms".
"serve" and "the will of the force" together gave me the sense of something a little too passive, even though I know it's not the case, but it's what I'm feeling reading that.
"evolve constantly, change is inevitable". No, just no, sounds like inevitability, "adapt or die" type.

But again, english is not my mother tongue, so....

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Johannes (Yoshio) replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

I'm somehow along the lines of Yundo and I might use what is written and change what doesn't sound "good" to me.

I respect Life, in all its forms/expressions.

Explorer the Will of the Force and serve it harmoniously.
Or:
Understand the Will of the Force and serve it harmoniously.

Constantly evolve and welcome evolution.
or:
Constantly evolve by welcoming evolution.

And also for me, English is not my mother tongue, so some intent might got lost in translation and understanding.

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Baru replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

This is wonderful. You are expressing the essence of what I am trying to get at.

With this help, I am want to find words to express an accurate spiritual notion that I have yet to read in a "code". I want it to be accurate and inspiring.

I like what is being expressed...any more?

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Zan replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

To go even deeper, you could try this :

without thinking too much, just flow with what is already resonating within, and express yourself, spontaneously, about what your heart and guts are telling you.

Write it, and post it here.

Doing this, we'll hear/sense-feel and better understand your unique sensibility and your "internal" orientation toward harmony, oneness and unity with the Force, as much as your specific focuses on what's essential for you.

Then, defining it even better will be much more natural and easier.

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Hunter replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

what about the word "grow" ?
like to grow mindfully
or the idea of being a chennel for the force, a vessel
likenthe soil from within which a sapling springs
to make oneself into soil
or to be empty so as to become full

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Baru replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

Question:
What do you think of this line and what might be a more "accurate" and "welcoming" way to write it:

I, Jedi, endeavor to evolve, with life's lessons
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-"with each lesson"
-"with each moment"
-"with every moment"

This is a challenging line for me because I am perfect the way I am now, all is well in the present moment, things are exactly how they should be now; whilst I want to inspire that we can evolve, change and shift to adapt to each present moment. Is it possible to say this in a line or should it be two lines?

what do you think of:

I....
I, Jedi, .....
A Jedi....

Other possible lines:
I would like to have a set of 3 or 5 powerful lines that are easy to remember and teach:

I am Jedi
I, Jedi, serve the force, in harmony
- harmoniously
- in harmony and balance

I, Jedi, respect life, in all forms
- in any form

I, jedi, accept all is well, now
- I accept myself, no matter what

- I am at rest with Present, as it is




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Jax replied the topic: Updating my personal Code

I find it awkward. I statements are powerful though, so I would just say I am Jedi. I serve the force in harmony, etc
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