Video 1 – Introduction:
Finding the "I" and Integrating a Separate Sense of Self
Note from Connirae
I opened this training in a different way than usual, using the metaphor of couple counseling to speak to current events.
What were these current events? The workshop took place 3 days after the US election of 2016. The results were unexpected, and I didn’t know if participants would have the election on their minds or not.
At the beginning of the training I invited each participant to briefly share his/her outcomes for the training, and quite a few participants spoke of being shocked, frightened or stressed as a result of the election, and hoping the training would help find some peace. (These personal statements have been omitted to respect privacy.)
Perhaps this same metaphor can be useful any time there is divisiveness, with each “side” convinced of its “rightness.”
What’s on this Video
What is the ego?
Guided Group Exploration:
- Finding the “I”
- What is “Awareness”
- The Experiment
Three Frames for Understanding the Exploration:
- What Babies Teach Us About Awareness
- How Do the “I”s Form?
- The Fist Metaphor