Lesson One Contemplations
The prompts below are meant to offer you an opportunity to self-reflect and integrate the teachings in this lesson into your lived experience. Contemplation practice is most effective when repeated, so try to engage in this exercise at least once, or if possible, several times throughout the day:
- How is your state of mind? Take some time to really feel what you are feeling. Without judgement, notice how you are reacting to your state of mind.
- Now consider that others also experience this state of mind—whether it’s pleasant or unpleasant. Do you notice any shift in your experience when you take others into account? Can you gently release the emotions you are feeling right now and extend a sense of care to others?
See How to Work with the Contemplations for more guidance on how to do contemplation practice.