How to retain joy in the second half of the course
The course runs contrary to the weekdays. It begins with the A, which is assigned to Venus (Friday), and arrives in the seventh module at the U, which is assigned to Saturn (Saturday). This is a path that goes from openness and beauty to closure and tartness. (In ABSR 2 the order is the other way round).
The first four modules help to strengthen your vitality in various ways. The everyday exercises are more in keeping with the past (remembering, writing style, thought content, patterns of behaviour). The following modules have a different style and address other levels. They appeal to inner processes. To that which wishes to become.
Therefore, it is good if you stop briefly after the fourth module to give yourself time to reorient yourself. From then on it is especially important that you develop generosity. Practicing generosity with yourself:
- in module 5 in the "restraining of desire" in the form of humour,
- in Module 6, when "exercising deciding" in the sense of composure,
- and in module 7, when "retaining from criticism" as magnanimousness.
Try to realize that even if you don't succeed with the exercises, abilities are developing and maturing within you. Looking at it this way you should be able to proceed through the course with joy and success. Many feedbacks have already confirmed that.