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April 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm #143199Jedi_PhoenixModerator
This is a particularly interesting quote for me, and one of my favorites. I’m the type of person that likes to analyze all risk, have 5-6 contingency plans, and have a heading. I like to sometimes look “in the back of the book” for the answers. But often times, the greatest understanding of myself, and what my place is in the world doesn’t come from speculation, but action. When I make choices, when I take certain actions, I begin to understand what I really want, and where I really want to go.
I think this is important for all of us as Jedi. Do we really know where we want to go? Are we just armchair philosophers discussing a metaphysical connection? Or are we actively seeking it, actively pushing our selves and our limits? When we post here on the boards, is it coming from actions or speculation?April 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm #190949JaxKeymaster
A very important lesson to remember, and one I’ve recently been working on.April 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm #190960Kol DrakeModerator
Sadly, there *will* be times when you can not have ‘all the answers’ before starting. Nor foresee obstacles which spring up after having tried plans #1-6. Sometimes, you just have to go with your best instincts, best ‘educated guess’ and trust in the Force.April 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm #190962Jedi_PhoenixModerator
Sometimes the answer shows itself as you work through the problem and take steps, rather than trying to solve it all up front at once. I like how you brought in trusting in the Force, as that is definitely an important part of this step as well.April 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm #190965JaxKeymaster
I would go so far as to say you never know before you start. You may have some ideas, but if you go in thinking you know you will miss all the nudges along the way meant to guide you in the best way possible.April 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm #190964Jedi_PhoenixModerator
I agree. That is why setting Targets in place vs goals is an important distinction. A goal is concrete and non changing (both in word and energy), while a Target can change or shift slightly, but you are allowing the Force to guide you and move through you.April 29, 2016 at 3:19 pm #180151StormyKatParticipant
I never cease to be amazed at the weird ways the Force works. I haven’t been checking my email or the IJRS boards for the better part of a week because work has been so crazy. I am exhausted. I realized yesterday that all the reasons I had for sacrificing pay/working at a lower paying job are no longer valid. The cons of the job are starting to outweigh the pros. Maybe it is just this particularly rough week, but I doubt it. So that means looking for a new job. Which scares the living daylights out of me. I was looking through job listings last night and I have no idea where to begin or what I want to do. Well, I know the jobs I would like to have but there is no money in them and I need to take a job for the money now. I’ve been lost in my heavy thoughts now for over 24hrs. Then I come on here and find one of my favorite Lewis Carroll quotes. And I am reminded that Lots of people are lost, no idea what they want to do. And it’s ok. There will be a way through it. As long as I have some idea what I am looking for in a job and I don’t rush anything I will be ok.April 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm #173114Kol DrakeModerator
Taking ‘a step’ is progress.
Standing still ‘deciding’ is stagnation.
Forward; backward; left or right — stepping in any direction is movement toward a potential future.April 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm #173092StormyKatParticipant
Looking at jobs is a step for me. A tiny step is still a step.May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm #191219YoshioModerator
Very true and as another proverb says: “Even a journey of a 1.000 miles starts with the first step.” So, all the best for finding a new job which does give You what You are looking for.
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