Aspects of Self:
There are many aspects of who we are. Among them, our physical, emotional, and imaginative selves. Each has a role. To help you learn how you measure each aspect of your self, consider your "yes" and "no" to the following questions:
- Which part of your self do you pay the most attention to when you have a decision to make?
- When someone asks you how you are, do you think first of money and health, feelings, or ideas?
- Do you listen to how your body responds to an idea more than your mind?
- When you feel angry, can you describe that feeling in terms of physical/imaginal sensations? (i.e. I feel a hot red ball in my chest, my pecks are tight and my jaw muscle aches.)
- Can you conceptualize the size of a field of possibility?
- How valuable is possibility relative to probability or actuality? Will you focus on a possibility you like more than a reality you don't like?
- Are you willing to consciously step into physical and emotional pain if your mind believes it is the right thing to do?
- On a 1-10 scale, how integrated do you feel between body, mind and heart?
- If in conflict, will you mainly take the side of your body, heart or mind?
Beliefs to Evaluate:
- The body is wiser than the mind?
- The heart is good and the mind is bad?
- The body and feelings are not rational?
- Integrity is about doing what one says?
- Parts of me are good and parts of me are bad?
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