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Hello, everyone! I began my introductory course yesterday and suppose I should introduce myself. I first saw the Star Wars movies about fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, and the Jedi Order as depicted in the prequels really resonated with me. I think I've had that ideal in the back of my mind ever since, subtly influencing some of my actions and life choices, but I've never attempted to make it an overt guiding principle until now.

I've been a committed Christian my whole life, so Jedi as a religion did not draw me. After seeing the latest movie in the theater a few weeks ago, however, I went on a bit of a nostalgia-fueled Star Wars internet kick, which somehow landed me here. Jedi as a life philosophy and complementary overlay with my Christian faith makes perfect sense to me, and I'm looking forward to learning and implementing more. I'm seeking to grow spiritually and also as a person in general.

I'm married, no kids (yet?), and spend my spare time reading, knitting, running, and taking a women's self-defense program that is a fusion of traditional martial arts styles.

Thank you to everyone who has given me such a warm welcome in the intro course!

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Welcome! I look forward to speaking with you more in the Intro course.
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David (Phoenix) replied the topic: Re:Hello!

Welcome!! :-)


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Jax replied the topic: Re:Hello!

Welcome Kai! I look forward to seeing you in Jedi Studies before too long.
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Kol Drake replied the topic: Hello!

:welcome :welcome :welcome

Did I mention -- welcome?

As you noted, the Jedi philosophy does not eclipse or negate your faith. Most find it enhances that which you already know and helps discover a bit of what you suspect.

Here's hoping your rekindled attraction -- dare I say -- affection for Star Wars and becoming a bit of a Jedi Realist nurtures your inquisitive mind and spirit.
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Johannes (Yoshio) replied the topic: Hello!

Hey there Kai Sabu and welcome to the IJRS!
As You wrote that You have started with the Introduction Course I'm sorry to be late to your start there but I will do my best to catch up with your work as quickly as possible. I'm looking forward to your work there and hope to be of help when working through this course. :meditate

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