Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 78

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 Mindful Dialogue Exercise Skill 4: Self-Compassion Instructions: Each participant will select a partner with whom to have a mindful conversation. Take turns answering the following questions. The partner whose turn it is to listen should follow these rules: 1. Be totally present for the other person. 2. Avoid asking questions. 3. Avoid giving advice. 4. Maintain total confidentiality: anything that your conversation partner decides to share must be held in strict confidence. Question 1: Has your mind ever tricked you into becoming overly attached or concerned with something you later realized was relatively superficial? How did it do this? Question 2: How did this loss of equanimity affect your life and those you are close with? Question 3: What is one step you could take to reduce the chance that you would lose equanimity in a similar situation in the future? Final Reflections Use this space to capture any insights or ideas that emerged for you during this exercise. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 - 72 -