Council Curriculum: Week 12
Theme of the Week: Mental Awareness: belonging, my legacy
Council Prompt of the Week
For use during your circle this week.
"When it's my time, one thing I'd hope to hear said about me in my elegy . . . "
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.
Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, "How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situation
Listen to audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14B0VAPl2G9Rv51gqvr2VnGZA6zdPfcVm/view
Week 12_Boyle_The Calling of Delight_Gangs, Service, and Kinship (On Being).mp3
Read Transcript: https://onbeing.org/programs/greg-boyle-the-calling-of-delight-gangs-service-and-kinship/
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:
- How does Father Boyle's journey inform your own?
- Do you have something in common with him with regard to your own belonging in community and your legacy?
Formal Practice: 3–5 times this week do a 10–minute meditation
Informal Practice: Become an observer of yourself and your environment
Once a day think of someone close to you—a family member, friend, co-worker—and give them an authentic compliment. The more specific the compliment, the better. "I appreciate how you show up to lineup with such a positive attitude." Become aware also of any compliments other people give you. Notice your response, investigating the purpose of compliments and the effect on you of being given a compliment.