#210 AWAKENING INVENTORY using a scoring system Feb. 3rd 18

               “Awakening inventory” using a scoring system     www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca

Are you “awake” or close to “awakening”? Please note: this is a very rough, non-scientific and limited inventory that may help you or not to assess your journey. The highest score the closest to “awakening”.

Score the following statements as:

Strongly disagree=1 Disagree=2 Neutral =3  Agree=4 Strongly agree=5 and be very honest with yourself!

1       2      4       5

I have an ongoing sense of contentment, ease, equanimity & open mind……………………………………………………………………………………..( your score here ).

I have pleasure for doing routine stuff / non exciting stuff………………………………………………………………………………………….

Life and things are what they are and not what I want them to be……………………………………………………………………………………………

I am trying to stay more in the present moment than being in the past or the future…………………………………………………………………………………………

I am not controlling my life, events and most people & it is OK……………………………………………………………………………………………..

I feel intensely alive in my sensual experiences………………………………..

I am engaging in helping anyone beside, obviously, my loved ones……………………………………………………………………………………………

I am pretty good in being aware and controlling my desires, aversions & delusions……………………………………………………………………………………….

From meditation practice, I am paying attention to my thoughts and feelings as often as possible…………………………………………………………………………………………..

When I am eating, I am just eating, for example tasting the food & nothing else…………………………………………………………………………………………………

I am trying to keep my mind where my body is…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

I am judging only when I need to make a decision……………………………………………………………………………………………

How I look does not have any bearing on my self-worth or sense of identity……………………………………………….. …………………………………………

I experience regular periods of mental and emotional quietness…………………………………………………………………………………………

I am incapable of causing intentional harm to anyone/anything……………………………………………………………………………….

I don’t feel the need to belong to a group, community or society………………………………………………………………………………………………

I have little sense of needing to do / produce anything; I am content just to be as I am……………………………………………………………………………………………………

I feel equally connected towards all human beings regardless who they are……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

While making decisions I trust my intuition and feelings to take me in the right direction……………………………………………………………………………………………..

My sense of self-worth is not affected by how much I have / achieve nor by success/failure……………………………………………………………………………………..

I notice my emotions rapidly before being immersed by them…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Using my meditation practice, I know how to pay attention and to use my mind to control its behavior…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

I practice awareness of my body, 5 senses and mind as much as I can…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Nothing lasts……………………………………………………………………………………………

I try to keep an open mind even when I am not in my comfort zone……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Score the following statements as :

Strongly agree=1    Agree=2   Neutral =3   Disagree=4 Strongly disagree=5 Be very honest with yourself!

( Careful! Reversed order from the previous scoring scale!                                                                                                            1     2     3     4     5

I find difficult to establish or maintain deep/authentic relationships…………………………………………………………………………( your score here )

Becoming successful, recognized, wealthy and in control are important for me…………………………………………………………………………………………

Illness and Death are frightens me……………………………………………

I am more than my material “body-mind”……………………………………

I am judging everything all the time even without any purpose……………………………………………………………………………………

I feel pressured to think and act in certain ways to gain trust, control and acceptance…………………………………………………………………………….

I believe that most things will last because I am able to control them……………………………………………………………………………………….

I trust my thoughts 100% because they come from my mind…………………………………………………………………………………………

Past, present and future do exist………………………………………………….

I am an independent, separate, indispensable individual with a self-intrinsic entity …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

A strong & powerful ego is critical to succeed in life……………………………………………………………………………………………….

It is always possible to achieve happiness by having /doing more and more stuff…………………………………………………………………………………………………

I can survive only by myself without the help of others………………………………………………………………………………………………

Like for happiness, causes of “suffering” come from the outside world………………………………………………………………………………………………..

I need to have fun whatever the means to be happy……………………………………………………………………………………………..

Most of the time, my mind is not where my body is and it is doing something else…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Multitasking is good for the brain………………………………………………………….