Entry Level

with D. B. Sweeney

Viewed May 15, 2010

Question #6 brought up many different stories about how we may be able to see what is wrong in ourselves, but it is sometimes not so easy to see the good in the things we do.

Question #2 had some of us thinking about what constitutes our security. Is it something we learned from our parents, or does it come from long-term experience in our lives? Is it from fear or an ancestral cellular memory? And then there are different domains of security: some of us feel a greater need for financial security, while others need their interpersonal relationships to feel secure more than they need the money to be secure.

After a lot more discussion about security, freedom, control, and openness, we decided that even though an excessive need for security can limit us, we also feel freed when we have a sufficient level of security to allow us to start thinking about other things. We decided it's a lot like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
(This video was reviewed by Pam Chambers)

Feel free to come and share your own personal insights sometime; the Saturday Night Video and Discussions here in Austin, Texas are a lot of fun and fascinating. (They're free, too.) Here are the questions the group came up with, based on the personal growth themes in the movie:


  1. How do I manifest using my gifts to make a living?
  2. How do I limit myself with my need for security?
  3. What keeps me going when things look futile?
  4. What has allowed me to break through my preconceptions about what earning a living requires?
  5. How do I open myself to new possibilities?
  6. In what way have I been oblivious to things about myself that were obvious to others?
  7. How do I create continual community with my friends? How can I "use"them?
  8. How has my psyche attracted the right or wrong people for me?