I enjoyed how the book included that resilience is not a fixed personality trait and that it is a life-long activity. I have never thought of it in that way and it was an interesting way to describe it, but in my opinion, it is true. We are not born with a trait to be resilient, we have to learn it throughout our experiences in life. There are many different times in our life where we have to be resilient without even consciously thinking about it. This book was extremely helpful for me because I got to learn a new approach to being resilient through the things that happen in my life.
By observing a culture while participating in it, ethnographers have the opportunity to build trust and relationships and receive much more detailed and accurate results. Napolean Chagnon also used methods such as interviewing and conversing with the Yanoama people (A Man Called Bee film). Through these techniques, an ethnographer can learn about the narrative and ethical aspects of a culture’s religion (lecture). For example, Chagnon was able to ask about the Yanoama’s myths and customs and record them for study. Similarly, through observation and participation, Chagnon was able to study the society’s religious rituals.
Leading with Soul is both an inspiring book and a guide for becoming a better leader. The book alternates between telling the story of a leader who is striving to find meaning in his work, and regular interludes, which include summaries, reflective questions, and information regarding various spiritual philosophies. I was exposed to dimensions of leadership I had never previously considered. This paper will reflect upon how Leading with Soul helped me understand the spiritual nature of leadership, identify strategies for nurturing the spiritual side of my own leadership, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion while working with difficult others. Prior to reading Leading with Soul, I had never considered a spiritual side of leadership.
Reflection is a meaningful part of spiritual growth because it forces us to look at what we believe, why we believe what we do, and what we do with the new information we learn (Haack, 2015). In Joshua 1:8, meditating on God’s laws is profitable and successful. As we look at what we believe, it forces us to take inventory of our beliefs and values. Reflection into what I believed provided me with a list of beliefs and values, and I was able to confirm if my values lined up with my beliefs. When my values and beliefs did not line up I had to reconcile these, which lead to more spiritual growth.
However, for the Callatian (Blanco, 2013), it is a sign of respect as the person’s spirit will dwell within them. Therefore, different cultures with result in different moral codes. In that case, people should see matters from many aspects instead of having a general truth as the standard. A second reason why cultural relativism has a more logical way of reasoning is because it teaches us to keep in an open mind. This can be seen from the fact that people should respect and tolerate other’s culture since there is no universal truth that holds for all people.
The book puts everyone on an equal playing field, which makes the book applicable for believers as well. It helped encouraged me, and helped me out in ways in which I can explain grace in the gospel to others. The special features in which I noticed were the simple illustrations. They are simple enough in a way where I would feel comfortable using them to explain parts of the Bible in a children’s ministry situation. Spurgeon from the beginning of the book until the end, puts the reader into the story, and wants to bring all into a relationship with
Listening and caring skills according to John Savage offers specific and teachable listening skills for improving relationships among those who do ministry. The skills are taught through oral exercises and unfailingly helpful examples from actual congregational situations. Some of the skills include expression of feelings and emotions which includes the skill of direct expression of feeling, indirect expression of emotions and direct expression of feelings. Our feelings and emotions can be induced by many things from the external world. The more [one] is aware of the emotions and feelings the more you can determine how you will act or behave (John Savage 49, 50).
Connecting it to the IB learner’s profile, our bible, TOK encompasses open-mindedness, knowledgeable and makes us thinkers in one go. Because the world is incredibly vast, TOK teaches us how to listen, understand, ask and empathise. I learnt that different perspectives opens alternate ways of seeing things, giving us fresh ideas for problem solving, new knowledge and a much broader understanding and that no one is wrong; we are all right in our ways of thinking. I began to understand how TOK is like a key that will open up many doors of deeper thought and understanding for me and build my mindset in a very open-minded
The most interesting point is how the bible can be the book to provide help for all of life’s problems, concerns, and how it can be used as a life manual to guide the client in the ways he or she needs to go, or solutions to life’s problems. Scriptures can provide help, hope, guidance, and love to a client that may be in need of any of these (McMinn,
From personal experiences I am aware and accept that hardships are inevitable in life because adversity is a part of life. When responding positively to my biggest challenges, the qualities of strength, courage, character and perseverance emerged from deep inside me. Every challenge we successfully face serves to strengthen ourselves as people. The reason the journey to college is in my life is because it will allow me to gain responsibility for myself to achieve bigger and better things on my own in the future, also authorizing me to gain insight about myself, and learning social skills with my peers around me. Grades do not determine intelligence, but effort is the biggest key.
The Word of God has many purposes” comfort, guidance, correction, conviction, righteousness, and healing (Tan, 2007). These things can be done with a variety of techniques ranging from mediation or biblical teachings. Cognitive restructuring is a key component to CBT, and when paired with the biblical truth that is the true authority this can truly be transformative and powerful. This is also way it is so important to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and continuously be assess the client’s needs and the counselors motives (Tan, 2007). Another verbatim example was given about how to integrate scripture into a therapy session.
One Life, by Scot McKnight, was an appealing testament of how we should go about life in a way that reflects God’s mission and plans for His people. The purpose for this book was so common people reading are, hopefully, influenced to live out their “one life” for God. McKnight explains, in great detail, of what God’s intentions are for us. He also provides the reader with many options on how to overcome temptations we face. This book was discussing several obstacles that may seem as a concern, but are also great descriptions on what every human may run into; however, it is also very clear in McKnight’s writing, that we can abstain from those worldly desires.
Now that I am continuing my education and pursuing my masters in occupational therapy, I understand the importance of spirituality in this practice. Not only does religion focus on one’s specific believes, but also encourages patients to have hope and faith to continue improving their overall health. A lot of times, difficult situations help individuals find answers and meaning to their lives. The course scripture, Psalm 139: 13-14 is perfect in relation to anatomy because is stresses that we are the way we are because of God. God created us and we all serve a purpose in this world despite any illnesses or disabilities.
In this essay, I will show how I have developed as a person, with the aid of regular counselling, process group, regular journaling and triad work within the Person Centered Counselling 1 (PCC1) paper. Using these tools, it has been an intense, rewarding, painful journey from self-discovery to self-acceptance to self-love and I will share a little of that journey. I will show how using the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence regarding myself has enabled me to become deeply secure. I will discuss this concept within a Christian spirituality context as well as discussing cultural issues relating specifically to the Tiriti O Waitangi. The theory of Person Centered Counselling sounds simple.