(Andy is facilitating an 4 session in-person kindness class on Wednesday nights using Rachel Naomi Remen’s book “My Grandfather’s Blessings”. The weekly assignments are being posted here for those in the class, and for anyone else interested in following along.)
ASSIGNMENT #3 — for May 14
“The secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”
READING: Finish the book, reading Sections V & VI. Stop and consider any passage that speaks to you. Listen. Choose one chapter than you find most meaningful and read it again after having finished the book.
KIND ACTION: Consider the concept of illumination, including some other meanings of the word “light.” What “lightens” your load? What is “light” to your touch? What feels “light” for you to carry? Having done that, switch your focus to look for the inner light in each person you encounter this week. Allow this light to illuminate your path and imagine how the light inside of you does this for others. Complete a kind action that causes you to believe that your light has been made visible to at least one other person.
BLESSINGS JOURNAL: Note in your journal this week anything that you find meaningful or profound, be it a statement made, a newspaper article read, a scent, an aspect of nature, etc. Reflect on each of these things and ask yourself what is the message behind them. Those things that are profound to you are providing you direction.