Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 113

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s Appr oa c h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing Contemplative Journal Questions Skill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity Instructions: These journal questions are designed to help reinforce the skills you are learning in CIT. The greatest benefit will come from repeated consideration of these questions over time. They can be used in connection with, or in place of, the Contemplative Practice recordings found on the CIT website. Since space in this book is limited, you may wish to answer these questions in your personal journal. Exercise #2: Impartiality Start with bringing to mind a resource or focus on the contact of your body with a surface, object or another body part, and allow yourself to notice any neutral or pleasant sensations that arise in your body. 1. Describe a time when something good happened to someone you find difficult, and it made you uncomfortable or unhappy. 2. Bring to mind someone you consider a friend or loved one, and try to imagine as vividly as possible this same good thing happening to this person. Write down the thoughts, emotions and sensations you notice as you imagine this good event happening to your friend or loved one. 3. Did you react differently to the beneficial thing occurring to your friend than to the difficult person? If so, why do you think that is? 4. Is it possible that some of the reason for the difference is simply based on the different way you relate to each person, rather [H][][KYHY[H[\YH܈\[H[[\YH]H[ݙY]Y[H]YܚY\وY[ YX[\ۋ[[\8$܈^[\K[Y\\HX[YHHY[ ܈HY[X[YHH[\[H[\B]YܚY\\H^Y܈[XXOY[HZ[[H[YH^x&\\[[Y\Y^Z[][Y[HZ[Y[H^HZYB[XXKˈY[H\H[Y[[ۘܙ]H\܈XX\[ܙX\H[\[\\X[]H[[Hو[[ۈ[X[]K\]Y[ܙ\[܈]]H[HY[X\[HH܈\H[ۋHYHHHHH\HXYH[HHHHH\YHKH܈HBH L