April 1, 2019
Which Brojo course does this reflection apply to?
Mastery of Emotions (Beginner)
What are the main insights you had about yourself in doing this course?
many. I think earlier in life I was really headed toward the non-acceptance of emotions. I'm turning that around, but I'm still just gaining my intrinsic knowledge of what emotions are and how I experience them inside myself - let alone trying to express them. The first video helped me boil down some emotions that I might feel shameful of and those came up as Anger and Desire...which are an interesting pair.
What actions did you take and how did you feel during those experiences?
I had some angry experiences biking to and from work the week previously, so I've begun to practice a more rational, more careful, more deferential attitude while on the road. After all, those cars might kill me. Concurrently, I've been practicing the art of serenity to the things I cannot change (aka, people's driving behaviors) so as to not feel pulled by their external behavior into some sort of emotional whirlwind. It feels more peaceful that way.
What is the one main thing you want to remember from this course and keep applying to your life?
As courage is a huge thing for me, I enjoyed the reflection on fear in this course as not being a thing that is trying to stop you, but being a thing that is trying to make you be more careful. And for me, being more careful might just be engaging more in curiosity to get my questions answered, or approaching "scary" things in manageable chunks. Good insight.
What can you do to ensure that what you learned from this course continues to improve your life?
Practice. Practice identifying the feels I have, the emotions, and doing some digging when I have it. Today I felt some kind of pressure in my gut, and identified the perpetrating email and schedule as developing confusion and misunderstanding. After I identified the feel, I felt better able to come up with a response...which was to exercise be curious and ask questions and figure things out...rather than stewing in some victimhood mentality about it. So, if I can continue to do stuff like that on a moment-by-moment basis...I think that will dramatically improve my life.
What was your favourite part of the course?
Reflecting on what Dan is saying and coming up with some personal insights.
Which part of the course did you find the most difficult, confusing or unhelpful?
for me personally, I think it was the Confusion video. No because it wasn't well done or insightful - I think because i - at least lately - probably because of doing Improvisation for 10 years - have become a lot more comfortable with confusion. But it's good to remember that's out there and I'm sure - so sure - it pops up a lot anyway (see earlier answer about a situation that confused me earlier) - so I may need to rethink this answer.
Overall, how do you rate this course?
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