Life Journey #4 – The Ultimate Story Station 1 – Re-Awakening Experience-Based Life

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. What images or sounds from Experience-Base Life captured my attention?

  2. The concepts, lines, phrases, or dialogue that stuck with me from this encounter included:

  3. In my own life, three ways I experience the nature of awe or wonder include:

  4. I understand “mythic language” to mean:

  5. The nature of the “authentic language” Sister Joan points to, I believe encompasses:

  6. "In relation to existing there is for all existing persons one schoolmaster – existence itself. The essential sermon is one’s own existence." - Søren Kierkegaard

    I have recently experienced the truth of the above quote in my own life when:

  7. Clues I received in this section about the nature of The Ultimate Story include:

  8. Other questions I wish the group to discuss are:

*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 lines or phrases linger in your memory from the section Re-awakening Experience-Based Life?

  2. What did you grasp in this section about the relationship of language and rationality to wonder and the living of life? How do you experience these dynamics in your own life?

  3. What is the nature of “jargon”? Why is this a problem today?

  4. Talk about the “authentic language” to which Sister Joan points. How do we learn to communicate in such language?

  5. In relation to existing there is for all existing persons one schoolmaster – existence itself. The essential sermon is one’s own existence. - Søren Kierkegaard

    How have you experienced the truth of the above quote in your own life?

  6. What clues did you receive in this section about the nature of The Ultimate Story?

  7. What additional questions do you wish the group to discuss?

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