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 to the following:)
your name
a pain
an injury
a handicap
a country

(on the concept of:)
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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