<aside> 🌈 Note: Some students have made some discoveries prior to taking the course! In this case, you can “test out” of the relevant assessment.
Discovery 1is that from every emotion you can harvest a value. This tends to change people’s relationship to their feelings, and makes negative feelings, especially, much more exciting to have, because there's a straightforward way to learn from them.
Discovery 2is about how many opportunities we miss to live by our values each day, for various environmental and psychological reasons. Students who make this discovery will become acutely aware of when they are unnecessarily goal-directed or driven by others’ expectation, or when the circumstances are making the values they’d like to live by impossible. Seeing this in detail can be exciting, shocking, and embarrassing.
Discovery 3is about the close relationship between meaning and attention. An experience of meaning always comes with an attentional policy.
Skill 1is becoming quick and precise with naming the values in emotions—so that you can name your feelings as they arise, and also name what they’re telling you is important. For emotionally articulate students, this can be done after a day of practice.
Skill 2is skill at sorting out your values from the other types of motivations that guide you, and—when you are talking with someone else—sorting their motivations in the same way.
Skill 3is about writing out these attentional policies so other people can understand what’s meaningful to you.
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<aside> 🤓 How to Learn