Handout 8: The awareness wheel
I see you sitting there reading quietly (sensing) and I think you must be relaxed and contented (interpreting). I feel very happy (feeling) and I want to leave you alone so you can enjoy yourself (intending). So I leave you alone (action).
I'm exerted today" (feeling). Grabs partner and swings round playfully (action). "It must be because I'm looking forward to having you to myself all day (interpreting). When I see your eyes sparkling like this (sensing) I think you are beautiful (interpreting). I really want to be with you today (intending).
Thinking - interpretations: impressions, beliefs, conclusions, assumptions, evaluations, ideas, opinions, expectations, stereotypes, reasons.
Interpretations are not simply based on the way things are, on some outside reality; they are based on what we perceive plus our feelings, intentions, and prior interpretations.
Sensing - what you see, hear, smell, taste, feel, (in the touching or tactile sense), etc. Raw data about the world and ourselves.
Feeling - spontaneous responses to the interpretations you make and the expectations you have. Feelings serve as a barometer, help you understand your reaction to a situation. Feelings help you clarify your expectations.
Wanting - intentions: general attitude of moving toward or away from something. Short term intentions and long term intentions (goals).
Doing - action plan
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