Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 34

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 Reflective Writing Exercise Foundational Concepts Instructions: Answer the following questions as freely and openly as possible. Your answers are for you only and are not meant to be shared. As such, do not worry about the quality of your prose or grammar. There’s no need to think much before you write; you can just write. 1. What values are most important to you? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. How are those values related to our basic human kindness? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Think about a time when you were living in sync with your values. What was it like? What do you think was helping you to live in sync with your values? If there is no such time that you can think of, what do you imagine it would be like to live truly in sync with your values? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Think about times in your life when you lived or acted out of sync with your values. Why do you think you acted in that way? If you cannot think of a time, imagine what it might be like to act out of sync with one’s values, or use an example from someone else’s life that you have observed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. How would life be different if we acted more in sync with our values, individually and collectively? _____ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 - 28 -