5. The Ego Check

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. Experiences in my life that awakened in me the awareness that ?I am not the center of the Universe? include?

  3. The 5 experiences in life that have most caused me to ?grow up? include?

  4. My ?self? is?

  5. 3 ways I can think of to practice ?forgetting myself? include?

  6. In the following quote, Mr. Rogers is attempting to communicate?

    One of the greatest paradoxes about omnipotence is that we need to feel it early in life, and lose it early in life, in order to achieve a healthy, realistic, yet exciting, sense of potency later on.
    ?Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

  7. 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. How do you talk about the difference between living a ?me-centered? life and a ?Mystery-centered? life? Why is this important to ask?

  3. When did you first begin to figure out that you were not the center of the universe? What precipitated the awakening of this awareness or of your ?growing up??

  4. What is the ?self??

  5. How would we, individually, practice ?giving up the self?? What would this look like? What does Mother Teresa mean when she says:

    Let there be less and less of me in everything.
    ?Mother Teresa

  6. What are some ways you consider to practice ?forgetting yourself??

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

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

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