Objective: To explore your feelings and the ramifications of your experiences of Failure
Est. Time: One hour and 20 minutes
Remember that everything here is private. You will never be required to share this with anyone. The objective of the work here is for you to allow yourself to explore your emotions and personal experience in a non-judging way. Neither good nor bad — these emotions and experiences simply are.
Reading for this Unit
(Included in Action Step, below. Read after doing the first part of the Action Step.) — “When a Child Kills,” by Gregory Orr (8/29/2014) in the New York Times SundayReview
|Thoughtful Lives | Module 7 | Unit 2 — ACTION STEP —
Instructions for Unit 2 Action Step
Let “F” stand for Failure. When Desire (D) fails. Or when Actions (A) fail. Or when Practiced (P) discipline or Maintenance (M) fails.
Imagine writing an essay entitled “What Failure Feels Like.” Draft some notes, an outline, or arc for an essay by that title. See if you can imagine what your essay on that topic might be. Can you make the reader feel what you describe? Can you use all five senses in describing that feeling, that experience?
In short, make notes for yourself towards writing such an essay, with the goal being to usher the reader of your essay into the experience, the sensation of Failure (F).
Audio File of M7U2: Failure (right-click to download)
Transcript of M7U2: (tbd)
ACTION STEP for M7U2
Thoughtful Lives: A Whole Person Encounter with the Apostle Paul by Virginia Wiles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at GoodWayLearning.com.