***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 quotations from Presence as My New Reality that captured my attention? What do I remember from this module?
The message conveyed to me through Presence as My New Reality is:
The connection between awareness, suffering, contemplation, and presence I received from the encounter with Al Lingo is:
The difference between "thinking" and "contemplation" is:
In my everyday life, I experience my mind being "everywhere and nowhere" when:
The difference between experiencing the experience of my life as a practice and thinking about my life is:
Other questions I wish the group to discuss are:
What images, sounds, or quotations linger in your memory from Presence as My New Reality? What do you remember?
If you were to choose one of the voices in this module to converse with over the next twenty years, which quote prompted your attention and what is the nature of the dialogue you might wish to pursue?
What is the message you received from Presence as My New Reality? What is "Presence?"
Talk about what suffering and poison have to do with awareness? What do you sense Al Lingo was communicating in the module about consciousness?
Talk about the times in your daily life when you experience your mind being everywhere and nowhere. How might any of us learn to cultivate this practice?
What is the secret to stop thinking? How can any of us "let go of thought?" Why might we wish to explore this practice?
What additional questions do you wish the group to discuss?