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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 Reflective Writing Exercise Skill 4: Self-Compassion 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. Can you think of a time when you got overly attached to, or concerned about, something you were trying to achieve (e.g., financial gain, pleasure, status or praise) or avoid (e.g., financial loss, physical pain, blame/disrespect or loss of status)? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. How did this loss of equanimity affect your life? Why did it seem so important at the time? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. How would your life have been different if you have had more equanimity in this situation? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ce n t e r for Compa s sion, I n teg r i t y a nd 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 - 71 -