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Council Curriculum: Week 5

Theme of the Week: embodying the dance of the team/the pace of the community

Council Prompt of the Week
For use during your circle this week.

"A story or a time I felt out of place (like a fish out of water) . . . "

or

"A story of a gathering I attended when things felt so right. . . "

or

"A time it felt good to be with people I didn't know was . . . "

Suggested Study and Practice

With this week's topic in mind, below you will find material that we invite you to explore and practice on your own

or with a small group. If possible, try to do so prior to your weekly Council circle.

Reading/Listening/Watching

Dan Harris of ABC - Arizona Police Chief says Meditation Should be a Key Piece of Officer Development

Listen to video: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t42.9040-4/34197212_2133282110218369_117306307156901888_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=5ae436e94baca751c6e825edb3ee54b8&oe=5B212561

 Read Transcript: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/arizona-police-chief-meditation-key-piece-officer-development/story?id=45966480

Writing

Below are suggestions for writing topics in your own personal "Gratitude Journal."

Daily Gratitude Practice: Write down something for which you are grateful.

This Week's Reflection

No writing assignment htis week

Awareness

Formal Practice: 3–5 times this week do a 10–minute meditation

Informal Practice: Become an observer of yourself and your environment:

Mindfulness of Posture
Several times a day, become aware of your posture. There are two aspects here. First, we mean to become aware of what posture we are in and how it feels within the body; our experience. If you closed your eyes, what would your clues be that you are standing, sitting, lying down? Notice tension, ease, warmth, coolness and other sensations in the body. Second, it means to pay attention to how we are holding ourselves in the presence of others. How might others feel our presence based upon our posture?