Choose a person, time, and place from your "I complain about..." list. As you meditate on that specific person, time and place and begin to feel into the emotions, fill in the blanks below. Use only short, simple sentences.
This situation took place several years ago. Meditating on that moment in time, I can be there now.
Paul and I are standing in the kitchen, in a heated argument. He’s had four heart attacks, and his doctor has begged him not to smoke. I smell cigarette smoke on his breath. No matter what I say, he lies to me about his smoking.
Cross out the words as shown below.
I am angry at Paul because he lied to me.
The one-liner to bring to inquiry:
Paul lied to me.
Use the same words you wrote.
I want Paul to see that he is wrong
If you have written more than one thought per question, take each one to inquiry.
Paul shouldn’t frighten me with his behavior.
He should take a deep breath.These two one-liners are taken to inquiry separately.
Keep it simple. If you find you have a lot of words, find a way to say it more simply while keeping the same meaning.
Move directly into the turnarounds for Number 6.
The turnarounds to number 6 are different than other turnarounds.
The Original Thoughts:
I don’t ever want Paul to lie to me again.
Turn it around to I am willing… and I look forward to…
I am willing for Paul to lie to me.
I look forward to Paul lying to me again.