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Council Curriculum: Week 9

Theme of the Week: Mental Awareness: roles I play, masks I wear with others

Council Prompt of the Week

For use during your circle this week.

"Story of the roles I've played in my life and some I play now . . . "

or

"A time I felt invisible . . . "

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

Tim Ferriss, "Why you should define your fears instead of your goals."

Listen to video: blob:https://embed.ted.com/c5157dfe-e44c-4f4f-bdd9-d29e0997766d

 Read Transcript: https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_ferriss_why_you_should_define_your_fears_instead_of_your_goals/transcript

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

Write a short reflection on the assignment this week:

  • What about Tim Ferris' experience and perspective resonates with your own life?
  • What surprised you about what Tim had to say?
  • How does his story and wisdom inform your own life journey?

Awareness

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

Informal Practice: 

The Great Earth Beneath You

As often as possible, become aware of the great earth beneath you. Bring your awareness to sight and touch; looking at the horizon while feeling your feet deeply connect with the earth below, grounding yourself in the weight of gravity and your connectivity with the earth, even if inside a building.