Choose one person whom you are very attached to.
Describe the reasons for your attachment.

Imagine folding these beautiful aspects over and over into a book.
What is the cover of the book made of?

Does the book have a lock, like a diary?
Does it open easily and lie flat taking up a whole desk?
Or is it delicate and so tiny you can you slip it in your pocket?

What are the pages made of?
Are they tissue-thin and fragile?
Are they heavy vellum sheets?
What is written/drawn on the pages?
Can anyone else read what is written there?

How do you keep it safe? What magic spells do you use?
Incantations? Rituals? Is it hidden or on display?

Where do you keep the book? How do you leave it
and go about your day without worrying about its destruction?
What does your vigilance cost you?

When you die what will happen to the book?
What of the book’s content will be lost in part, in its entirety?

Where will all the emotions go? The fond attachments?
The fears? Will this be a part of your own legacy?
If so, who will it serve and how?


(Satya & The 4th of The Five Precepts)

Imagine yourself in Warrior 1:
Your chest high, your spine centered in your body –
is your body a truthful expression of your state-of-mind?
If not, can you move your state-of-mind to be truthful
in alignment with your body?


Was your most recent lie a lie of words, deeds, or posture?

Who were you lying to?
What color is your lie?
What animal sound does it make when it creeps
around the edges of your consciousness?
What does it smell like, and when do you notice its presence?

Why is this lie difficult to let go of?
What purpose does it serve?

If you could tease apart the lie and remove it
from the circumstances where it was formed,
what shape would it have?
How would you pick it up? Handle it?

How big would the hole be that it left behind?
What would happen to your picture of reality?
Who else might notice a difference?

What would you do with this lie?
Lock it in a vault? Throw it in the sea?
Digest it?

What was gained through the lie?
What can be regained despite it?