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.. lowership Authority confusion Ideological commitment Value confusion 6th age Early Adulthood Intimacy vs. Isolation Capacity to commit self to others, true Avoids intimacy, character genitability now possible, lieben and problems, promiscuous behavior; Arbeiten – to love and to work; repudiates, isolates, destroys, mutuality of genital orgasm. seemingly dangerous forces. 7th age Middle Adulthood Generativity vs.

Stagnation Productive and creative for self & others Egocentic, nonproductive, early parental pride and pleasure, mature, enri- invalidism, excessive self-love, ches like, establishes and guides next person’s impoverishment, self- generation. indulgence. 8th age Late Adulthood Integrity vs. Despair Appreciates continuity of past, present Time is too short; finds no meaning and future, acceptance of life cycle and in human existence, has lost faith in life style, has learned to cooperate with self and others, wants second chance inevitabilities of life, state or quality of of the life cycle with more advantages being complete, undivided, or unbroken no feeling of world order or spiritual entirety(Webter’s Dictionary); death loses sense, fear of death. its sting. THE LIFE CYCLE: EPIGENESIS OF IDENTITY (ERIK ERIKSON) VIII …………………………… ….. Integrity vs.

Despair VII …………………………… ….. Generativity vs. Stagnation VI …………………………… …… Intimacy vs. Isolation V …………………………… ……

Identity vs. Identity Confusion IV …………………………… ….. Industry vs. Inferiority III …………………………… ….. Initiative vs.

Guilt II …………………………… ……. Autonomy vs. Shame, Doubt I …………………………… ……. Trust vs. Mistrust DISCUSSION 1.

At this age, on what stage should you be? 2. What behavior is characteristic of this age if failure was felt and encountered? 3. What behavior is characteristic of this age if failure was felt and encountered? 4. What good will it be to realize that one’s present behavior is caused by a failure experience? 5. Why is it possible to move to positive characteristics in stage even if one has met failure? 6.

How does knowledge of the causes of attitudes and behavior help correct wrong attitudes and beliefs? 7. How would the knowledge on the results of success and failure help one grow morally and spiritually? 8. Discuss each stage and site present actions of stages beginning with stage 1. CONCEPT FORMATION The inner self is the source of actions that are observable. If one condemns himself because of his behavior, he will not improve.

On the other hand, if he is able to examine his actions and realize that actions of others towards him have caused his present behavior, he then examines himself and his capacity to change from negative reactions to failure and shift to the positive actions. On occasions too when he realizes his actions are wrong and can be traced to causes, he can make the desire to change. He will realize that persons other than himself brought him failure but he can decide for himself to go against doing the wrong actions. In addition to that, as a Christian or as a believer of the Almighty, it would help him realize that he is given the grace to act righteously in order to be saved. Although certain events or people may leave experiences that would lead him to act negatively, God’s promise of leading him to do good can be a strength to hold onto and hope that one can still act positively for his age.

One may examine his actions and may realize that he is already an adolescent but still acts not only negatively but also characteristics of an earlier age group. Again, knowledge about this would help him act better relationship with others. As is often said, we relate with God concretely with the people around us. ABSTRACTION Read this story and relate it with faith that God continually works to help individuals grow spiritually. GOD’S GRACE Once there was a famous engineer who died a tragic death.

And so his soul went up to heaven. Upon entering the gate, the Angel stopped him saying: In order to enter here my friend, you need hundred points of good works on earth. I constructed dams and bridges for my countrymen for a minimum charge, replied the engineer. Very well, that’s one point, said the Angel. As a president of the Rotary Club I was responsible for the construction of several school buildings in our district.

Very well, that’s another point, said the Angel. I was a loving and faithful husband to my wife and a good father to my children. Very well that’s another point. I donated some of my salaries to charitable institutions. Very well , that’s another point. What else? said the Angel.

Despite my busy schedule, added the engineer, I gave free consultations to young engineers. Very well that’s another point. What else? asked the Angel. There was a pause. Then when he could no longer think of any other good works, the engineer was saddened for he knows he failed the test.

When he is about to leave, the Angel stopped him saying: Wait a minute, I will bring your case first to my Master. On coming back, the Angel said: Welcome to Paradise my friend. My master decided to let you in. Lord, is this what we call Grace? Taken from the Shortest Path A Book of Story Meditations DISCUSSION a) Why was it impossible for the engineer to enter God’s Kingdom despite all his good actions? b) What does this show regarding God’s initiative to save man? c) How does knowledge of God’s grace help us grow in our spirituality? APPLICATION 1. Finish this chart a. a. b.

c. 2. On the Stones, write what gives you the strength to correct negative attitudes and actions resulting from unhappy experiences. EVALUATION 1. Enumerate the attitudes and actions resulting from failure. 2.

How does spirituality help one correct the negative results of failure? 3. Enumerate actions resulting from perception and experiencing success. 4. Name ways of helping others experience success. 5. Why is it important to help others feel success? COMMITMENT I will perform the actions describe for five days.

a) Actions to show that grace help me to correct my negative ways. a. b. c. d. b.) Actions I will do to help others succeed.

a. b. c. d. THE FILIPINO -KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH GOD INTRODUCTION Man has progressed so much in the different aspects of life.

He has invented so many things to make living an easier task. Inspite of all the advancement man has made, all these things are not enough to make him happy. Why is this so? Man do not find meaning of his existence with the presence of things that satisfy only his senses. JOURNEYING INTO ONESELF Check the statements that are true to you. 1. I find fulfillment when I am able to bring all the things I need for a party.

2. I am extra happy when I’m dressed much better than my friends. 3. I see my life important when I am able to realize I am doing God’s will. 4.

I am convinced that life was meant to be happy for everyone, so I do my share in making others have a better life. 5. When I was born, what I would become had already been destined. 6. Life gives man all the opportunities to find out what it really means to be a person.

7. Seeing my family having the best in life tells me the real meaning of life. 8. Being able to feel the presence of the Supreme Being, responsible for everything present in the world, brings a kind of happiness. EXERCISE A: Here are some oriental exercises developed in order to commune with God. They enable a man to recollect himself and bring his being to touch God.

TAICHI Everyone has a touch of Chinese in him on this attribute of making of his bodily movement for reflection, meditation leads to communion or getting in touch with God. DIRECTIONS: Read the following directions and do a modified Taichi meditational exercise. 1. If it is possible, play a tune similar to the beat and rhythm of the things and non living things in nature. Think of how the bird flies, the water flow gently in a stream, the gentle breeze blowing among the trees. 2.

Together with the music or with picturesque statements, one starts to move in consonance with different nature movements. 3. Things to remember: a. Always put the palms opposite each other. b. Feel the energies vibrating from each palm in every movement.

4. The leader maybe chosen and the members of the group mirrors his actions. 5. Look at the diagram below and make your formation as shown below. 6.

Leader: The Leader starts and ends with these exercises: a. Stand Straight. Lift your right foot forward and simultaneously bring both arms forward. Clinch the right palm and bring it with force to the left palm but without sound. Do these movements as slowly as you can to make the mind concentrate on the movements.

b. The leader now emulates the different movements in nature in a creative way. Things to remember for the leader: 1. Always put the palms facing each other. 2. Do the movements very slowly.

3. Start from a low position and bring it to a highest or farthest position. c. The leader may show the movements of the following nature: 1. rainbow (do 3x clockwise and 3x counterclockwise) 2.

pushing the waves 3. holding the clouds 4. catching the leaves 5. wind blowing among the trees d. The leader may show the movements of the following: 1.

judo 2. karate 3. basketball 4. baseball Do each three times using the left extremities, then with the right. e. The leader should remind the participants to always be conscious of the energy emitted by the body parts nearing contact while concentrating on the parts of the body being moved.

EXERCISE B: A. Let us do an IMAGINARY JOB HUNTING. Look at this job advertisement. Write a BIODATA so that you can be accepted for the job described. WANTED A GOD 1. Name 2.

Sex 3. Age 4. Address 5. Educational Qualifications 6. Qualities 7.

Goal 8. Achievement B. Do the following exercise on ME and MY GOD. Answer the following Exercises: 1. When did you first feel God’s presence? How did you feel his presence? 2. Describe your God in the following aspects: a.

Physical b. Social c. Spiritual d. Values e. Attitudes 3. What attribute of God do you find most meaningful? Why? 4.

How does this attribute affect your actions in the following places: a. home b. school c. community d. world 5. Have you shown this attribute of God towards others? When? Why? 6.

What other attributes of God have you shown towards others? When? Why? 7. Why can we identify some attributes of God in us? EXERCISE C: 1. Do the following exercises: A. Press the tips of your fingers, your palms and then move the palm from facing each other or away from each other. This may vary in distances. The movement may like that of playing an accordion. During the process feel the positive energy coming from.