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Nov. 4th, 2007

Desire Pink

krze

Exercise Five:

Who you are as a person, feelings, and opening up.

Insecurity: Life is insecure! Love is insecure! You are always moving from the known to the unknown. But no matter how much you resist this awareness, the situation will not change. Even if you were to attain total security, you would soon become bored. The real problem lies in how you view the issue of insecurity. It is the unknown that makes life exciting, and it is the insecurity that allows you to experience your "aliveness"- the stimulation that makes life worth living. Look at the times when you really knew you were alive - the rush, the thrill! Insecurity is the not knowing how life is going to turn out, but if you knew how it would turn out, life would become dull and mundane.

Questions:

1.) Do I like myself?
2.) Do I like my life?
3.) Write down your good points.
4.) What would you like to change about yourself?
5.) How do you see yourself making these changes?
6.) In your own words describe happiness?
7.) Are you happy? Truly happy? - If not, why? What would make you happy?
8.) Do you think you can make these changes to make you happier? - If so, how?
9.) What are your ideals?
10.) What do you want to create in this world, regardless of public opinion?
11.) How can you genuinely make yourself and the world a better place?
12.) How do you create that world?

Nov. 3rd, 2007

Desire Pink

krze

Exercise Four:

Discontinue: "Blame", "The Reverse of Guilt", "Over Reacting", and "Lashing Out".

"What the Buddha realized was that we are striving to look for external achievement, excitement, and happiness that often comes from others seeing what we have physically gained. What we really should in fact be looking for is our internal satisfaction through which will result in true happiness and belief in ourselves".

Questions:

1.) Write about how it makes you feel when you think back to this situation, and how your feelings have changed on reflection.
2.) What was it that you were hiding from yourself, can you remember or was it really something and nothing?
3.) How did it finally resolve itself or is it still ongoing?
4.) Can it be resolved now or do you wish to heal that emotion?

Nov. 2nd, 2007

Desire Pink

krze

Exercise Three:

Understanding: "guilt", and "repression"

"When our actions do not stem from our heart, we become a breeding ground for anger, resentment, self pity, and fear. We hold on to our negative feelings because we try to convince ourselves that it's the other person's fault for feeling this way. Then, when we snap out of it, we hate ourselves and tell ourselves we were wrong. It's a vicious circle"

Questions:

1.) Was it really your fault?
2.) Were you reacting to someone else?
3.) How could it have been handled better at the time?
4.) How does remembering this situation make you feel now?
5.) How could you have coped with it better?
6.) What would you do in a similar situation now?
Desire Pink

krze

Exercise Two:

Looking at: "fears", "inhibitions", and "individuality".

"A long time ago, a Buddha studied the way we pursue happiness and he came to the conslusion that we think we can gain happiness through materialistic means. We think to gain satisfaction in our lives we need to constantly get things done, or get to somewhere else. It doesnt matter where we are or what we have.. We will still need more or want to be elsewhere. We will never be satisfied."

Questions:

1.) What was the relationship?
2.) Why did you feel it was necessary to hide your feelings?
3.) Did you realise at the time that you were doing this?
4.) Why do you feel this happened?
5.) If you had been tru to your feelings or shown that person the "real you" what do you think they would have seen and would they have liked it? Why?
6.) How could you have handled things differently?
7.) How do you feel now you have considered this relationship?
8.) Write down any other feelings or observations.
Desire Pink

krze

Exercise One:

Starting my "Spiritual Journey"

"The Spiritual Path is designed to help you explore the self in yourself."

Questions:

1.) Why are you going through these lessons?
2.) How do you think these lessons might benefit you?
3.) What do you want to achieve from this?