“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”
This quote means a lot to me for a variety of reasons. Now as much as I strive to live a life free of regrets, a life where I don’t desire to change the past, I can still admit that I’m not particularly proud of all the things I have done, or the traits that have been found as part of my personality.
I’ve been “that guy” or done things that I would never want to be or do again.
The quote above means a lot to me because it embodies my own belief of human beings and of myself. You’re never beyond redemption, and you are always capable of changing.
I don’t want people to think I’m only talking about being a bad person too, I mean this in the sense that even if you are struggling with someone, depression, an eating disorder, cancer, whatever, these things can change, there is a chance at “redemption” fro these things as well, as long as you have the desire to change them, and the will to work at it.
That’s what I mean most I think, when it comes to never being past redemption. By that I mean that you are always capable of changing your life, yourself, and your circumstances.
I haven’t blogged lately because I don’t have a computer, I’m doing this from one of the various public computers on campus. I just felt like getting some stuff out there.
I haven’t really posted in a while, so I felt like getting some stuff out there.
I was thinking the other day about the whole like being centered thing. I think it’s been helping a lot. If you’re unsure what I’m talking about it’s kinda the idea of if you are at peace with yourself, you’re at peace with the world, etc.
I guess I’m bringing it up just because I feel like lately things haven’t been effecting me as much, mainly the things other people choose to do. I mean there was a time in my life where some of the things people I know have been doing would have effected me immensely, and would of brought on a lot of grief, stress, just emotional dischord in general, but I feel like I’ve taken these things in stride lately, and I feel like a lot of that is owed to being at peace and centered with myself.
By being centered and at peace I mean that I know who I am and what I do, why I do it. I know where I’m going and what I’m going to do.
I guess just to put it simply I could say that I know myself? Yeah that sounds right.
Anyways, that’s good enough for my comeback tour. I’m gonna check out the new jediism way website, which is no J! Community. I’ll see what they’re all about. Oh and remind me I need to meditate more. Thanks.
Have a great day world.
I was told that by one of the kids at work. It was frustrating but I didn’t really blame him for thinking that. I mean I don’t believe in jesus christ, I don’t believe in the whole holy trinity or any of that stuff, so I can understand how he assumes that atheism is basically the same as just not being a christian. I tried to explain that I do believe in an outside power beyond humanity and this planet. I just don’t call it god, I don’t believe what the bible tells you.
Here is the way I see it I guess. I don’t understand the universe, or why we are here, or how we are here, or how anything happens. I know that we are here though, and I feel like there may be a reason for it. I think you are giving a lot of credit to “chance” though when you say that it’s purely luck basically that earth is in the location it’s in and the elements all laid out just the perfect way for humans to come into existence. I feel like there has to be a guiding “hand” per say. I just call it the force. And I don’t mean the force like the movies. I don’t think the force gives you power, or talks to you.
My definition of it is this. Everything in the universe shares the same atoms, molecules. If I die tomorrow, my molecules and atoms will live on, and take on other forms. In this way everyone and everything is connected. We are all one in the same at our most basic level. This is the force, to me. It’s not a conscious entity (I don’t think, but who knows I could be wrong, I haven’t decided for sure how I feel about that). I just think there is a connection though. The world is a complicated place, and it’s all too perfect for chance in my book, but to me the idea of “God” doesn’t make any sense.
Why blog? I don’t know. This is like the third time I’ve made a blog, but it’s probably the only time I’ve made it with a good reason. My brother suggested that I do some blogging, let my opinions, thoughts, and feelings be known, and see if I can attract any like minded individuals.
The blog name might look funny, or as if it’s a joke “American Jedi”. It’s the truth though, and it really does describe me. When I say that I’m a jedi, I mean it in the sense that I follow jediism. I don’t wear robes, or pray to obi wan, I don’t own a lightsaber. I do though, follow a set of beliefs, and a code or lifestyle, that is similar in many ways to the religion of the fictional jedi’s from the star wars universe. It has nothing to do with the name for me though, whether it’s called jediism or dumbdumby, I’d believe in what it says and I’d want to follow the path it lays out.
I don’t want to ramble too much on this first blog, but yeah, there will be a lot more to come from me, I plan to at least.