Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 14

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s A ppr oac 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 of a difference at first, but over time results in 4. Attendance and Keeping an Open Mind reaching a completely different destination at the Each module builds upon the previous module. end of one’s journey. Likewise, if we make small, Therefore, it is critical for you to attend as many seemingly insignificant changes in our life, we will sessions as possible if you are to gain the most from find that over time our life is moving in a different, the program. If you are unable to attend all the more productive direction. Many of the practices in sessions, you should try not to miss more than one CIT can appear challenging, but there is no need to or two. If you do have to miss sessions, you should feel discouraged if one does not achieve quick results. try to listen to the associated podcasts. Remind yourself that CIT is meant to be practiced consistently over time, and that lasting change often Also, while you engage in the modules, you may find comes slowly. Measure your progress over months information that does not correspond with your and years, not days and weeks, and you will feel beliefs or experience. That is fine, as the point of CIT more encouraged. is exploration, not adhering to or accepting someone else’s truth. In some cases, however, your disagreements may dissolve when the issue is examined more carefully and through dialogue. This is because CIT is built 3. Take What You Like; Leave What You Don’t upon things that we share in common as human CIT teaches many different skills and includes a beings. If you approach the topics with an open lot of information. You may find particular skills of mind, you will have the best chance of coming to benefit, but you may find others that you do not enjoy understand the intention behind them. At the end or that you feel are ill-suited for you. That is perfectly of the program, and after some time to discuss and fine. CIT is structured so you can take whatever you reflect on the issues, if you still disagree, then that is find most valuable and leave whatever you don’t want perfectly fine, as what will ultimately count for you or like. That being said, we encourage you to think is your own understanding. critically about the topics, try everything with an open mind and then decide for yourself. Ce n t e r for Compa s sion , I nteg r i t y and S e cu l ar E t hics | L ife Uni ve rsi t y | M ar ie t ta, G e or g i a - 8 -