Category recovery

The Daily Jedi: Scars run deep.

*Some scars are invisible.* Being a survivor of childhood physical and psychological abuse, family tragedy, a veteran of military service and a recovering alcoholic I understand why people who go...Read More

Reading List

About a month ago, we had a pot luck barbecue at our house. During the course of that day, a friend of mine said something to the effect about the “thirteen books of required reading” in AA. I was...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Mastery and the Big Shot

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi to Darth Vader (Episode IV: The New Hope) With practice comes competence and with...Read More

Personal Dagobah

*“Only what you take with you” – Yoda* Life is hard and sometimes seems insurmountable. From time to time we question what we are doing and ask why? We need to validate our lives and justify to...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Mindfulness

“Your focus determines your reality” – Qui-Gon Jinn (The Phantom Menace) Spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation have been shown to improve psychological well-being and reduce depression...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Death

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter” – Yoda Jedi do not fear death in the fiction as they know that the material plane is only one dimension of existence, that in time all life returns...Read More

Lost In The Supermarket

I’m all lost in the supermarket I can no longer shop happily I came in here for that special offer A guaranteed personality I wasn’t born so much as I fell out Nobody seemed to notice me We...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Patience

“A great leap forward sometimes requires two steps back” – Obi wan-Kenobi *The uncommon virtue* Patience is a virtue and is often viewed as an ideal Jedi trait. The calm and passive Obi...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Fear

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering“. – Yoda Fear is a pervasive element in the Star Wars saga. The symbolism of the Death Star is...Read More

The Daily Jedi: Outward Display

*Imagine a Jedi* “For philosophy doesn’t consist in outward display, but in taking heed to what is needed and being mindful of it” – Musonius Rufus, Lectures 16.75.15-16. If we existed in the...Read More