Council Curriculum: Week 20

Theme of the Week: Energetic/Spiritual Awareness: gift in the wound

Council Prompt of the Week

For use during your circle this week.

"Story of a time something seemed bad or painful but led to growth, understanding, or something beneficial in my life . . . "

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.


David Desteno: "The Kindness Cure"

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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:

  • Is there potential for me to cultivate greater compassion for myself and others through mindfulness practices?
  • How might this impact my performance on the job?


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

Informal Practice: Become an observer of yourself and your environment

Entering New Spaces (Mindfulness of Doors)

This practice is about bringing awareness to any transitions between spaces when you leave one space and enter another. As you walk through a door, take a breath (or, if tactically sound, pause before moving through the door). Pay careful attention to how you open and close the door when entering a new space.