Inquiry 1: What is the role of innocence as a form of healing in your daily life?
Personal integration 1: This practice can be done alone or with a friend, lover, or counselor. Take one to five minutes or longer to contemplate and answer the question. When done with another, it is essential that the listener remains neutral and encourages you to locate areas in your life where your intentions are innocent. Discovery of your own innocence is a key to healing. If you are with a partner repeat this inquiry as needed to help your partner maintain focus.
Inquiry 2: What is the positive role of helplessness in your life?
Personal Integration 2: Take the time needed to see that helplessness is a byproduct of wanting to be helpful. Recognize that normally most of us reject the feeling of helplessness as being undesirable, however our increasing tolerance to feeling the helplessness is very paradoxical, and can expand our ability to be helpful. If we look closely we can discover what our needs are when we are in this profound and often misunderstood state. You can do this inquiry alone, or if with a partner by asking your her to remain neutral to support you to go deeper into yourself.
Inquiry 3: Where do you most need to cultivate humility in your life , and with which person specifically might it be most healing?
Personal Integration 3: Take the time to see the invaluable healing potential in scanning your life to find where humility will create the most healing. What form would it take? Would you be less sure of yourself? Would you be more considerate? Would you ask more questions? Would you openly acknowledge more of your shortcomings? Would you be able to apologize more easily? Is there one person with whom you would be able to admit that you are wrong when you normally stay in a power struggle? You can ask this inquiry by yourself or with a silent receptive partner.
Imagine you are looking for a pure tone and quality of heart and some relaxation. Gently ask, “How can I nurture myself?” Take a few minutes to make sure this kind tone is resonating inside of you. Listen for a frequency or a melody that touches your heart.
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