DC’s suggestion is that we go into a chatroom that we know is going to wind us up, and listen, aware, but without getting involved. A live meeting will do just as well.
He asks that we notice how our body/brain responds to remaining aware in that place, how it wants to go away, dissociate, distract itself, assert it’s superiority and greater knowledge. And how it responds to your direction not to get involved.
If your natural inclination is not to get involved (we know who you are :quiet: ) then DC suggests that you say something silly, banal and worthy of ridicule, and watch your body/brain respond to the challenge of doing that, and then sitting aware and silent to any response.
Less powerful – because you cannot get involved – is to listen to a program on the TV or radio that you would normally avoid, and, again, watch your body responding to remaining aware.
Please do comment on here as to your experiences of this exercise.