Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your assigned seat
Universal Human Value: Love
Thought of the week: I always first give love to me.
Objective: To always love ourselves before any judgement.
Silent Sitting: Light Meditation
Piano: C, F, G, Am with subdivision and left hand octaves
C: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.
F: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.
G: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.
Am: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.
Note, Whole note, Half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note
Rest, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, eighth rest, sixteenth rest
Meter, time signature, duple meter, triple meter
Slow, largo, adagio
Medium, andante, moderato
Fast, allegro, presto, vivace
Getting slower, rallentando, ritardando
Getting faster, accelerando
Homework: exercise in self compassion
On a sheet of paper and answer the following questions:
First, think about times when a close friend feels really bad about him or herself or is really struggling in some way. How would you respond to your friend in this situation (especially when you’re at your best)? Please write down what you typically do, what you say, and note the tone in which you typically talk to your friends.
Now think about times when you feel bad about yourself or are struggling. How do you typically respond to yourself in these situations? Please write down what you typically do, what you say, and note the tone in which you talk to yourself.
Did you notice a difference? If so, ask yourself why. What factors or fears come into play that lead you to treat yourself and others so differently?
Please write down how you think things might change if you responded to yourself in the same way you typically respond to a close friend when you’re suffering.
Why not try treating yourself like a good friend and see what happens?