11. The Surrender

Journal Questions

Journal Reflections represent an interior dialogue with your deepest essential reality. While your responses are for you alone, the relational practice of objectifying a response in written form can be helpful in achieving clarity and determining what may or may not have value to share with others.

  1. The 3 elements that most captured my attention in this Station were?

  2. Events or circumstances that stretch my brain and push me to think about That-Which-Cannot-be-Thought include?

  3. Instances when I feel myself ?going crazy? include?

  4. Elements that nurture my awareness of ?creating a story while living within a story? include?

  5. Events or circumstances that generate an encounter with timelessness for me include?

  6. ?Surrender? means?

  7. Practices that support me in surrender to life in the ?Other World? while also living simultaneously in ?this world? include?

  8. The personal life practices I will now begin or continue as a result of my encounter with this Station include?

*Please star your response to one or more of the questions above to write it in the “Comments” section at the end of the module. This contribution is your personal “seed” in nurturing a depth conversation with others.

Group Questions

  1. What images, sounds, concepts, or messages caught your attention in this Station? What stuck in your consciousness? What do you remember? (Recreate a group verbal montage of the Station without reflection on specific elements but simply bringing the material back to mind).

  2. Where have you experienced yourself going ?over the edge? in your own personal encounter with the absurdities of life? Where are you stretched to think about That-Which-Cannot-Be-Thought?

  3. What are the situations that may tend to deliver you into an encounter with timelessness or an ?Other World? in the midst of this world?

  4. When do you experience yourself ?creating a story while living within a story??

  5. What does it mean to ?surrender??

  6. What does it look like to practice surrender to living in ?the Other World? while being fully in ?this world??

  7. What do you think Wesley Lachman is pointing to when he states that the Ultimate Encounter is ?the shortest way home??

  8. What potential personal practices did you discern from this Station?

  9. What additional questions are raised for you, by the encounter with this Station, that you would like the group to discuss or address now?

2 thoughts on “11. The Surrender”

  1. Frank Redden says:

    Losing my mind as in going crazy seems to be a necessary condition in terms of seeing into the past conditioning. Seems like a free fall without a parachute. The airplane went by the name of authority. The passengers were just everyday people who never questioned the consensual collective current mindset. Matter of fact I was a paratrooper in the military and quite frankly I never really jumped, rather I accidently on purpose fell out the door. So it seems today as I am experiencing a paradigm shift relative to what I perceive as my need to freefall into the unknown. With all due respect for both Science and Religion neither one serve me as a parachute. Also I wonder how that airplane is going to make it with questionabley seven billion humans on board .

  2. Isaiah Storywarrior says:

    Frank, thank you for these great personal reflections and from a REAL paratrooper. May we all learn to “accidentally on purpose fall out the door.” These words help me more than you can imagine as I “trick” myself daily into practicing my practice! If you haven’t encountered “Free Fall” yet in Life Journey #2 yet, please do.

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