Station 1 - Trusting Ultimate Reality... Centering in the Contentless

Journal Questions

***Journal reflections represent an interior dialogue with my deepest center. These responses are for me. The relational practice of journaling allows me to objectify a response in written form. This exercise may assist in achieving clarity regarding insights to share with others.

What were the images, sounds, or lines of narrative from Trusting Ultimate Reality that captured my attention? What do I remember from this module?


Five realities I trust include:


What is Gene Marshall talking about here?

This is the ultimate choice, to trust or not trust Final Reality.
- Gene Marshall

and what does it mean when the Narrator states...

As an Ultimate Trust, only The Ultimate Reality is worthy.


What is the matter with Father Keating, who does not seem to be impressed with the greatness of individual human beings or the species in general, but keeps emphasizing our “nothingness” and the possibility of gaining “humility” through surrender?


According to Søren Kierkegaard what is the difference between “faith” and “common sense?” How do I experience this difference in the daily living of my life?


Having now encountered Trusting Ultimate Reality, how might I answer the questions presented by the Narrator in the beginning of the module?
What does it mean to trust? What is it to trust fundamentally in a Reality that is not human and is not human-made? What does it mean for me to personally trust a reality that is not a thing; that is a no-thing?


What are other questions regarding the subject of Trusting Ultimate Reality I wish the group to discuss?


Group Questions

What images, lines or phrases linger in your memory from Trusting Ultimate Reality?

What is “trust?” What does it mean to trust anything?

What are one or more of the realities you find yourself trusting?

Having now encountered Trusting Ultimate Reality, how might you answer the questions presented by the Narrator in the beginning of the module?

What is it to trust fundamentally in a Reality that is not human and is not human-made? What does it mean for me to personally trust a reality that is not a thing; that is a no-thing?

Talk about what you discern Gene Marshall is attempting to communicate in the following statement from Trusting Ultimate Reality:

This is the ultimate choice, to trust or not trust Final Reality. It is this trust that gives Final Reality the name “God.”

What is the matter with Father Keating, who does not seem to be impressed with the greatness of individual human beings or the species in general, but keeps emphasizing our “nothingness” and the possibility of gaining “humility” through surrender? What is he attempting to communicate? What Reality is he inviting us to trust?

What are other questions regarding the subject of Trusting Ultimate Reality you wish the group to discuss?

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