"Your mind wants to expand into unlimited awareness. However, narrow attention is like a single light that shines on only one object. It excludes everything outside its beam; the equivalent in the mind is rejection."
"How do we keep ourselves from entering each domain of awareness?"
"PURE BEING: I don't slow down enough to be truly quiet inside. I don't set time aside to meditate. I haven't experienced the tranquility of nature recently."
"CONDITIONED BLISS: I haven't felt joy in simply being alive. I am not seeking opportunities for wonder. I don't seem to be around young children enough. I haven't gazed at the night sky."
"LOVE: I've been taking my loved ones for granted. I've put love on the back burner as something of value. I don't make time for love in my life."
"KNOWINGNESS: I give in to doubt too much. I automatically take a skeptical stance and only settle for hard facts. I don't seem to know any wise people. I spend little time exposing myself to philosophy and spiritual writings."
"MYTH AND ARCHETYPES: I don't really have any heroes anymore. I reject the notion that a higher inspiration is necessary and don't make time for it."
"INTUITION: I look for proof before I believe in something. I think of extrasensory powers as wishful thinking."
"IMAGINATION: Art's not my thing. I don't go to museums or concerts. My hobby is television and the sports page."
"REASON: I know what I know and stick with it. I don't listen to the other side of an argument very often. I just want to prove I'm right."
"EMOTION: I don't make a scene. I'm not impressed by people who give in to their emotions. Holding it inside is my motto."
"PHYSICAL BODY: I should take better care of myself. I'm not happy with my body, and I'm not much for physical activity."