Sample Excercise

Below is a sample exercise from Divine Warrior Training: Manifesting the Divine in Our World by Thomas Capshew, Ph.D.


YOUR PERSONAL COSMOLOGY (GAINING PERSPECTIVE)

We live in a culture where we are trained to focus primarily on our individual lives. If represented in a diagram, with your life represented as the space between the parentheses, this view looks like this:

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What if our individual lives were viewed from a different perspective, say in relation to eternity, or the age of the universe, or the age of the earth, or even the age of mankind? If represented in a diagram, with your life represented as the space between the parentheses, this view looks like this:

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Please answer the following three questions to the best of your ability:

  1. Which diagram or cosmology would you say most closely represents your view of your life?
  2. What are your hopes/beliefs/understandings of who, where or what you were before you were born into this material existence? Also, describe the certainty you have of your view and what experiences you have had supporting this view.
  3. What are your hopes/beliefs/understandings of who, where or what you will be after your life ends? Also, describe the certainty you have of your view and what experiences you have had to come to this view.

Divine Warrior Training Sample Exercise © copyright 2009, Thomas F. Capshew

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