Episode 22 – Our Internal World: Part 1

Episode 22 - Our internal world Part 1

Brett and Jake start a three part series about our internal world. Using Jake’s experience of getting a speeding ticket as spring board, the depth and importance of the heart and internal world is explored.

Key Points

  • Managing elite youth sports means making big decisions and then managing those decisions every week
  • Way of the Heart in the moment –  be prudent about what you say to someone especially when they are vulnerable 
  • Jokes at the wrong time only promote posing
  • Have regular TED talks: share about your Thoughts, Emotions, and Desires
  • Our internal observer is an important part of emotional intelligence
  • Some premises:
    • Our internal world in always active
    • There are things other than the rational going on in our internal world – “Our heart has it’s reasons, which reason knows nothing of….” comprehend.” Blaise Pascal
  • It has been said that we all three different lives: public, hidden, and interior/private life  
  • There is an internal world and an internal life  
  • The enemy likes to offer false interpretations of our external and internal worlds 
  • The heart really matters. It is me.
  • The enemy can put a thought in your mind and he’s a master of knowing how to adapt to your reaction to that thought

Discussion Questions:

  • What struck you from this episode?
  • Do you feel safe in your men’s group? Why or why not?
  • What are some ways you pose when you don’t feel safe?
  • What are some of your strongest thoughts, emotions, desires (TED) so far today? This week?
  • Where do you feel shame and fear?
  • How do you react to Blaise Pascal’s thought: “Our heart has it’s reasons which reason knows nothing of….”
  • What’s an example in your life where the enemy tempted you with a thought? How could you be more aware of that in the future?
  • What are some types of thoughts the enemy likely tempts you with that are harder to recognize as being from the enemy?

Resources:

  • Trello – https://trello.com/
  • “The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place “to which I withdraw.” The heart is our hidden centre, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant.” (CCC 2563)