Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 49

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 Series I: Self-Cultivation Skill 3: Emotional Awareness In order to achieve greater well-being and to reduce behaviors that harm ourselves and others, we need to discern between potentially beneficial and Learning Outcomes harmful mental states. Beneficial mental states are the attitudes, emotions and perspectives that lead us toward happiness and away from suffering. For example, both scientific research and common sense suggest that having more gratitude, forgiveness and generosity in our lives leads to more happiness and better relations with others, whereas increasing ungratefulness, resentment and stinginess leads to less happiness and poorer relations. Harmful mental states are those that distort reality and lead to problems for ourselves and others, such as prejudice and hatred. Recognizing mental states in this way Content ● Participants will investigate whether the nature of thoughts and feelings is permanent or transitory. ● Participants will learn to seems abstract until we look directly at our minds and start to observe them differentiate between what they with equanimity and without getting caught up in them or trying to repress consider potentially harmful them. This skill, called emotional awareness, enables us to become less reactive mental states and potentially and more resilient, providing a space between a stimulus and response that beneficial mental states for provides an opportunity to respond consciously and with more wisdom. themselves. Observing our minds with equanimity also sheds light on which mental states and habits we wish to cultivate more strongly, and which ones we wish Practice to gradually weaken or transform. ● Participants will cultivate equanimity toward their mental states, learning how to observe mental states with less attachment or aversion. ● Participants will learn to create more spa ”‰•Ρέ••ΈΡ‘½Υ‘ΡΜ)…ΉΝΑ•• ½…Ρ₯½Έ₯Έ½Ι‘•ΘΡΌ)‘…Ω”Ι•…ѕȁ΅•ΉΡ…°‰…±…Ή”)…Ή‰”±•Ν́ɕ…Ρ₯Ω”Έ) ”ΈΠ”Θ™½Θ ½΅Α„ΜΝ₯½Έ°$ΈΡ•œΘ€Πδ„ΉL”Τ°…ȁΠ‘₯Μπ0₯™”UΉ€Ω”ΙΝ€Πδπ4…ȁ₯”ΠΡ„°”½Θœ€„(΄€ΠΜ€