Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 95

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 We often think of ourselves as relatively self-sufficient and insights regarding our interdependence. It may help to do independent. When we do recognize our dependence on the interdependence exercise with an object or accomplish- others, it may be on only a few people, such as our spouse, ment that is particularly important to you. For example, our employer, a parent or a caregiver. But to what extent think of something that happened in your life that is this true? Isn’t it true that everything we need in life in was particularly important and trace out the web of fact comes to us from dependence on other people? We can interdependence, recognizing the role that others played see this more clearly by drawing an interdependence web in making what happened possible. If we reflect on these – either literally on a piece of paper or through reflection. insights more deeply, this can lead to genuine gratitude. For example, consider a cotton shirt. No matter how we came