Small kaleidoscope from the young adults course in April 2018
There were about twenty people, including two organizers; an ideal number for some progressive exploration of…of what in fact? Here are the questions that came up at the beginning by participants, once we got to know each other a bit.
Some random questions:
• How to find regular stillness in light of all the thoughts and emotions that arise?
• How to go from adolescence to adulthood, and in particular a professional life?
• How to find meaning in what I do?
• How to make choices, to make decisions, and to commit?
• How to remain coherent with my values in the choices I make?
• Are there some methods for meditation?
• How to manage how others look at us?
The two day program can now be defined; the organizers adapt and a dynamic can begin. They announce the axis of reflection: how develop discernment. Themes arise spontaneously: impermanence and interdependence, calm and introspection, training. In short, to take a different look at one’s self and others.
The non-exhaustive lists were proposed by the groups: the body, the sensations, perceptions, emotions, everything produced by the brain, the weather, matter, love, youth, beauty, ego, problems, desires, happiness, the universe, success, living languages, phenomena, the context of something, space-time, nature, health, life…
Then another question: How do I react to change? We discussed this in one big group. This discussion allowed for a better understanding of our relationship to change and we can find resources to be able to adapt without being submissive. Throughout the discussion, it becomes clear: the notion of process, the necessary time to understand and take in situations. How a change could get us to go through a whole series of emotional states before we can even process the change.