Feeling vs. Thinking

Many have ask me something like, "Relan, aren't we suppose to feel the Force? Why then do we apply knowledge and thought?"

Both are important factors of who you are, yet they should be controlled. For example, if you said everything you thought, you could get yourself into trouble...and if you always felt for everything and for every situation, you might be taken advantage of.

The Jedi Code also states "There is knowledge." Yet Jedi, like the fictitious Qui-Gon Jinn, said in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, "Feel, don't think. Use your instincts." Obi-Wan Kenobi, in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, stated to Anakin, "Be mindful of your thoughts." "Think!"

For example, I notice I focus more on thought and reason then I do feeling, while others, such as Streen, may focus on his feelings more then his thoughts. The best thing for you to do is to be aware of both. Use your instincts when the time calls for it. Feel for those when they need it. Think of yourself when you should. These are gifts for you, and no Jedi should be told they cannot use them.

Some Jedi may be Introvert, those who gain energy alone, gaining individualism and focusing on knowledge more than other things. Extroverts are those who seem to gain energy from being with others, being dependent and caring of other people and gaining precious experiences. These are simply balances of personality and because Jedi believe in the balance of the Force, we should welcome these opposites.

So when someone wishes to care, or another wishes to reason, do not be troubled. Be happy they are using these abilities to do the will of the Force.