Friday, April 2, 2010
I found the loving-kindness exercise to be most beneficial. I liked how it only took ten minutes and it is very simple to perform. I also like how it can be performed at anytime of the day. I found it helps to temporarily relieve some of the stress I have on a day to day basis. The integral assessment I found more difficult. I like how it is set up to focus on what is relevant currently in my life. I have a hard time releasing all mental activity. The secret for me was just to focus on nothing but those words, "releasing all mental activity." Once I was able to get to where I wanted to be and could concentrate this exercise was great in helping me focus my attention to my problem areas. I then focused on what areas are important for my personal development. I know that my spirituality is lacking and that is what I intend to work on. Out of the four quaderants I need to work on my psychospiritual the most. I also liked the reflection process. This was infact my favorite part. Looking back at situations and coming up with ways to better handle them in the future made me feel great at the end. I am going to work on not letting uncontrollable emotions control me. I am going to practice mental witnessing and try to replace these feelings with more neutral feelings.