Do you ever feel like a robot on auto pilot, not having any feeling for anything, just doing them because you have to? Are you often reminding yourself in social situations that you should be making a happy face or a sad face? You feel unnatural and detached?
Living like a Jedi does not mean you have to be perfect. We work out, we meditate, and we try to be empathic to the ones around us, and yet sometimes we just don’t feel it. It makes us feel flawed and sad. These feelings are normal for any human being, so we should not feel guilty for not feeling what we are supposed to feel. It’s impossible to ask from someone to be enthusiastic about something when they are struggling to even feel okay when they get up in the morning. Living is not easy. Living like a Jedi is even harder, yet very rewarding to our souls. But the struggle between the negative and positive is real.
So the question is , what will you choose?
An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Everyday we have to make a choice: do we go on or do we give up? Do we choose to be of service or do we turn our head away?
Choose wisely Jedi.
“You must go on. I can’t go on.
I’ll go on.”
―Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable