Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 64

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 Contemplative Journal Questions Skill 1: Calming Body and Mind 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. 1. Bring to mind one of your resources. Try to imagine the resource in as much detail as possible. Either draw your resource in your journal or list some of the most vivid details of your resource. 2. Notice what is happening inside as you think about the resource and notice the sensations that are pleasant or neutral. If you find a pleasant or neutral sensation, stay with it for a few moments. 3. Write down the pleasant or neutral sensations that you noticed. It may be helpful to bring a resource to mind, track the sensations and write about it each time you journal. 4. Did you gain any insights from today’s journal entries? If so, explain what insights you gained and why they might be valuable. 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 - 58 -