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Exercise 19

This And That

(For an audio version of this exercise lead by Harry Palmer click here)

Objective:
To demonstrate the effect of changing viewpoint.

Expected Result:
Insights, increase in responsibility.

Instructions 1
Pick out something and think of it as this ________.
Pick out something and think of it as that ________.
Repeat with large and small objects, close and far objects, until you are confident of your ability to make anything this or that.

Instructions 2
Create each of the following first as this (item) and then as that (same item):

(on your answers)
your name
a pain
an injury
a handicap
a country

(on the concept)
body
mind
self
reality
truth
now
here
time
world
universe

Variation:

For a powerful variation of the “This and That” exercise:
Do the list, first thinking of it as:
——I have (a)__
___.
and then as
——I am (the)_____.

 

 

 

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Excerpted with permission from ReSurfacing: Techniques for Exploring Consciousness by Harry Palmer ©1994, 1997, 2002, 2006

 

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