Bead 3 - Intentional Self Programming

Journal Questions

What specific lines, phrases, or presenter voices captured my attention in this segment?

The primary unmistakable message I took away from my encounter with Bead 3, Intentional Self-Programming is…

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Group Questions

What lines or phrases linger in your memory from the Entanglement Bead of Intentional Self-Programming?

What is the difference in a relationship to life that explains everything on the basis of “brain function” as opposed to a life-posture embracing “freely chosen relationships?”

What, in your assessment, is the fundamental message being conveyed by Bead 3, Intentional Self-Programming?

Choose one or more of the following four perspectives on consciousness offered by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD. to discuss:

Contrary to what we tend to assume, the normal state of the mind is chaos... people are unable to focus their thoughts for more than a few minutes at a time.

Unless a person knows how to give order to his or her thoughts, attention will be attracted to whatever is most problematic at the moment…Entropy is the normal state of consciousness – a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable.

A person who forgoes the use of his symbolic skills is never really free.

When a person has learned a symbolic system well enough to use it, she has established a portable, self-contained world within the mind. Whenever the outside world offers no mercy, an internal symbolic system can become a salvation.

What is the message Sister Joan is attempting to convey in the following statement?

…what happens to the person who has no interior superstructure? ...When that internal center is not nourished like any physical part of us, it dies...this interior must be fed.

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