Walking the Path Alone

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We are Jedi.  We are members of a sect of esoteric hermits.  We may be trying to come together in one community, but by the looks of it, that is not happening very quickly.  It may not happen in our lifetimes.  It may not happen at all.  The thing we, as Jedi, must realize, is that we are truly solitary creatures.

I left everyone to their own devices for three months, and I came back with this announcement.  I did it so that you might see that no matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are training under, you are alone.  Thus is the nature of the Jedi Path.  We do not make emotional ties, so that cuts out a family life pretty effectively.  We do not spend enough time with any one person to befriend them and neglect others who might need us.  That takes away a social life.

All in all, we have nothing but ourselves and the Force.  Right now, we have this school as well, and one another.  That may change tomorrow.  This site might just disappear, or the internet might totally crash.  Neither are likely, but both could happen.  So, we must continue training.  We must continue living the life, and being the Jedi we are inside.  We must remember to meditate every night, and listen to the Force at all times.  We must learn to keep ourselves distant from who we are, or we will lose our ear to the Force, and will fall back into the grind of every other person on this planet.

Do not feel that there are other Jedi training, so you can relax a little, because they are here to help lighten the load.  Just as you do not know what a person looks like, or how they sound over the internet, you also do not know if they are doing what they say they are doing.  Trust no one aside from yourself and the Force.  Trust me to teach you the ways of the Force, but don't even do that totally.  I have been around a decade teaching, but I can get stuff wrong.  Do not trust everything I say blindly, but on the same token, do not trust anyone else's stuff so blindly you are not open to hear what I say.

Remember, in the end, we are one Jedi against the rest of the world.  Just one person, trained in the Jedi Arts, pitted against the evil of the world.  It is truly amazing what one person can do.  Do that, and you will never fail at anything, and you will be great Jedi.

There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no doubt; there is resolve.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no chaos; there is harmony.
There is no hatred; there is compassion.
There is no death; there is the Force.