Station 9 - The Dance of My Life … Embracing Timelessness Now

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 images, sounds, or quotations from The Dance of My Life captured my attention? What do I remember from this module?


I find myself entering a "self-contained universe" when:


I lose track of time when:


In my own life, I can illustrate this Gene Marshall quote with these personal examples:

I exist in the NOW. The past is only memory. The future is only anticipation of not yet. In this NOW I am liberated from both memory and anticipation. I live in Freedom, and within this Freedom I return to my temporal world. I have memories and anticipations. I have a body with its sensations, emotions, and thoughts. But I am a liberation of detachment from the temporal flow. I live in the temporal flow as a non-temporal union with the Timeless. - Gene Marshall


I understand the difference between flow and happiness to be:


In my own life, I am experiencing the difference between flow and happiness when:


Other questions I wish the group to discuss are:


Group Questions

What images, sounds, or quotations linger in your memory from The Dance of My Life? What do you remember?

Where do you find yourself entering a "self-contained universe?"

What conditions do you remember from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi that contribute to a flow experience?

What life examples can you share to illustrate each of these?

Talk about what you understand to be the difference between flow and happiness as discussed in The Dance of My Life.

What is the relationship between starting a drum beat and entering timelessness? How do you experience this dynamic occurring in your own life?

What is Gene Marshall talking about in this quote from the module:

I exist in the NOW. The past is only memory. The future is only anticipation of not yet. In this NOW I am liberated from both memory and anticipation. I live in Freedom, and within this Freedom I return to my temporal world. I have memories and anticipations. I have a body with its sensations, emotions, and thoughts. But I am a liberation of detachment from the temporal flow. I live in the temporal flow as a non-temporal union with the Timeless. - Gene Marshall

Who can illustrate any part of this statement with personal life examples?

What additional questions do you wish the group to discuss?

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