TRAINING IN COMPASSION AND RESILIENCE BOOK CLUB
Thursday, June 10, 2021
PREPARATIONS FOR THIS SESSION:
Read pages 81-106, slogans 19-26. Notice that with slogan 23, we are moving into The Discipline of Relationship;
interestingly, only about 25% of the slogans are about relationships, the vast majority are about the inner mental training
we need to do first in order to have good relationships!
Read the slogans soon, so you can be contemplating them as you go about your life, walk your dog, as well as during meditation, etc.
Continue with regular mindfulness practices
The Namaste greeting we so often use means, "The Light within me honors the Light within you" or "The Divine in me bows to the Divine in you" or "The soul in me honors the soul in you" (choose any version of Namaste you resonate with!). How many people can you honor each day by silently saying this to them? ... Even people you hardly know and just casually interact with.CONTEMPLATION QUESTIONS:
Slogans 19-22 are: There's only one point , Trust your own eyes, Maintain joy (and don't lose your sense of humor), and Practice when you're distracted.
Reflect on which of these is most significant to you at this time in your life and why.Slogans 23-26 are the first four in the Discipline of Relationship: Come back to basics, Don't be a phony,
Don't talk about faults, and Don't figure others out.
Which of these 4 is the most surprising or challenging for you, and how could you work with it?