There is so much that I want to share with you but don't want to overburden you, hence I decided to complete the post on a Friday so as to give you time to browse over the weekend. This week's Food for Thought has several parts and an additional provocation, that in their way build on the work we started in our Tuesday meeting. Our goal last Tuesday was to help you take time to explore which of the positive emotions are strong for you and which need building up. We believe that this exercise will benefit all of us in the long run.
The first two parts of this weeks Food for Thought relate very much to our year long inquiry, Who are we? The first is a series of thoughts from the philosopher Alan Watts, not a relative, who encourages us all to reflect upon how we are living our lives and subtly asks, are making the most of your time?
The second part is a meditation that deepens our understanding of who you are and can be undertaken with your partner or close friend. It is designed to help you gradually move away from self obsession towards being able accept and appreciate others. It is believed that until you are able to understand your own selfishness you will not be able to cultivate kindness.