Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 52

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 accomplish the next day, that thought triggers a whole the subsequent reaction to the mental state, we have set of new thoughts, emotions and sensations. It might more space and time to respond in a way that can be lead to thinking of everything we have to get accomplished, more beneficial. It is like the relationship between a the consequences of not getting it all finished and the spark and a forest fire. A forest fire that is raging out likelihood there is simply not enough time to get it all of control is incredibly difficult to put out, but it began done. This might even lead us to believe we will lose from a tiny spark, that if caught in time, anyone could our job. None of these things is true, but is simply easily have stamped out. This “mental proliferation” occurs mental proliferation driven by anxiety. This fear is when one mental event or sense impression triggers very unproductive, yet we get tangled up in our own another mental event and so on, in quick succession, thoughts and emotions all the time. often escalating our emotional and physical response to Emotional awareness is not about trying hard to clear the mind of thoughts, feelings or emotions. Through the practice, however, there may be moments when all thoughts, feelings or emotions drop away, and one is the initial event. 49 We are often unaware that an angry outburst, for example, was the final stage in a series of many mental events that cascaded out of out control from an initial moment of frustration or irritation. left with a sense of bare awareness. If so, that is a sign As we examine our thoughts, feelings and emotions, of progress. The benefits of this practice are recognizing we can also investigate their nature: are they permanent the spaciousness of the mind and understanding a sense or impermanent? Are they solid or non-material? Do of equanimity toward our thoughts, feelings and emo- FW6RB7Ff&WfW""FFW72v&PF2FB&6R'vrW'6VfW2F7&VFRƗGFRגFVvG2BVF2R"&RFW6WFp76R"f&v&WGvVVFRFWW&V6RB6W&FRg&ח6VcbvRW֖RW"VFWW&V6PvFVW72BWV֗GvR6RFW v66W62&WBFRGW&RbW"֖G2FVFǒ&gVB&VVf6VF7FFW076ww&W2VF2F6FfRBVvFfP6FVv&W2&6VBvWFW"FWfVVvB"&BFW"v&G2vR6FVv&R( Ʀ( 26FfRVFvR676gr( 6FW7>( 2VvFfRvRF20W6VgVf"6RW'6W2BFW2BVW2VFW'7F@v6VF7FFW2&RVgVf"W2"B6Wfrw&VFW"vV&Vrf"W'6VfW2BFW'0Bv6vR֖vBFW&Vf&RvBF7VFfFRf WR&VrgVB6VVrFW"W'67VffW 6RBR"f"626FVr"BB2R7R"RB72fRVfR'6B"RBFrR"rCb