Daily Review PL 28
"This daily review can be conducted any time of the day, most suitable to you. When you ponder over an accumulation of days, in which ou took notice of your reactions, you will undoubtedly find a recurrent pattern."
Constructive Attitudes in Self Confrontation PRS5
If you do it sincerely, you will see that your whole life will change. Your whole life will change!
Exercise: Keep a record of incidents that disturb you.
Record your most immediate feelings and reactions, even if these are obviously short-sighted or at odds with your values and beliefs. Some of our most contentious social and political issues may be the result of people reacting without any filter!
Each week, focus on a different sub-topic.
All you need is a ½ page of lined paper per day, or use a small notebook or diary. Create 4 columns. At some point during each day, jot down brief notes about each incident (limit:10 per day). Eventually, this can become a thought process. The Guide refers to Daily Review as ‘spiritual hygiene’.
1. Two to three words to identify each incident (no details)
2. What feelings or emotional reactions came up
3. The judgments or conclusions you came to at the time
At the end of each week, read through your entries and complete the last column:
4. What do you notice today that you did not notice at the time? Are there patterns?
5. Using your preferred form of meditation (sitting, walking, or while doing 'mindless' chores) reflect upon the common denominators in different aspects of your personal work, especially when these relate to early childhood experiences.
The Guide refers to Daily Review as ‘spiritual hygiene’.