Meditation can be a sensitive subject for many people, especially if someone like myself proclaims that meditation does not need to be a part of a Jedi’s life. The truth is that meditation is not necessary for developing your connection with the Force. There are other ways that you can develop and deepen your connection with the Force, and the method that I use is contemplation. Instead of spending hours meditating on the Force, I prefer to spend that time contemplating the Force. The two may sound similar, but actually meditation and contemplation are in fact quite different.
Of course, whether you believe mediation is important or not comes down to personal opinion. If something worked for you, then continue doing it. If you feel you benefit from time spent in mediation every day, then I fully support your choice to do that. However, on the other hand, if a Jedi has chosen to never to meditate at all, but prefers to spend their time deep in contemplation, then I fully respect that too. As we know, there is often more than one path to the top of the mountain, which means we can choose the path that is more suitable for us, and in so doing, we need not judge others on the path they have chosen for themselves.
A Jedi should work to develop his or her connection with the Force every day, so whether you meditate, contemplate, or use some other method or practice, is not of primary importance. What is most important is that your ability to use the Force does slowly grow stronger over time, as a result of the training or practice you do with your own mind.
Please leave a comment expressing your own personal thoughts and opinions on meditation and the Force, so that we may interact and discuss this topic further, as a Jedi community.
May the Force be with you,
Jedi Master Zanetti
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