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1. When talking to someone, I identify even the smallest behavioural signs/clues indicating how they feel.

2. I have compassion for myself (even when I have made mistakes) and I treat myself with kindness and love.

3. When I reflect upon the significance of an event or an action, I deliberately take care to look at the big picture.

4. It is easy for me to accurately recognize the emotions of the person I am talking to.

5. I notice when the group of people I am with is highly empathic or else has low empathy.

6. I analyse my reasons for being in relationships with various people.

7. When I eat I detect which ingredients and spices are used in the food.

8. I am aware that there is no absolute truth, but rather multiple truths (perspectives).

9. When interacting with people, I notice when we don’t find a way to really connect to each other (e.g., we just exchange some superficial ideas, or have a small talk).

10. I am able to notice the automatic patterns and gestures of my body.

11. It is easy for me to perceive bodily feelings that reflect emotions.

12. When I wake up in the morning I feel like life is full of mystery.

13. I detect and regulate (change) my thoughts when my thinking tends to become too repetitive.

14. I am able to sustain positive emotions for long periods of time.

15. I like to touch an object with my hands in order to describe its characteristics.

16. I notice how my body changes when I feel rejected.

17. I have lived through important events which have changed my values and priorities.

18. I realize quickly if I have taken on more tasks or responsibilities than I can actually handle.

19. When I examine the past, I clearly see when and how I have changed.

20. I am gentle with myself and I don’t judge myself too hard when I am having a bad day.

21. When I meet a person, after a few minutes I know whether or not I’m going to like them, even before talking directly to them.

22. I feel differences in the energy of things, other people and environments.

23. When I am asked I find it easy to describe my friends and my relationships with them.

24. I see my failings as part of the human condition.

25. I realize when I have to refuse the help of my family or friends so I can succeed on my own.

26. I am able to divide my attention and feel/observe myself with a great details, while I am focusing on something in my outer environment (a task, a landscape, a speaker).

27. I realize that my identity (personality) is just a system of patterns that has developed over the course of my life.

28. I see people who do not belong in my circle (e.g., my friends, social groups, cultural groups, etc.) as individuals, I don’t assign group labels to them.

29. When I analyze something and make important decisions, I also listen to my inner voice (e.g., my intuition, my feelings).

30. I can tell when my perception of others’ faults are in fact a mirror image of my own faults.

31. I am very eager and curious to learn more about myself and my life.

32. When I experience a strong emotion, I notice where in my body this emotion is located (*I notice which parts of my body feel hot/contracted/cool etc.)

33. During the day, I have moments when I take the time to observe the details of my surroundings.

34. I realize when my emotional states (oscillations) are influenced by my thinking.

35. I have moments when I analyse myself through the eyes of others, in order to broaden my perspective of myself.

36. When I analyse my perspective on life, I see that my story is a part of a larger story that involves all of humanity.

37. I see my life as a wonderful and mysterious journey.

38. I am able to notice my own automatic habits of speech.

39. When I make important decisions, I analyse my emotions and the feelings that may influence those decisions.

40. It is easy for me to reflect back (in words) the emotions of the people I talk with.

41. I easily assess which types of food my body needs.

42. I am comfortable with neutral experiences (*I am not focused on looking for pleasant experiences).

43. During the day, I have moments when I reflect upon what I do or feel at that moment.

44. When I search for information on a topic, I also explore data that does not support my perspective on that topic (*e.g. I check the sceptical perspective).

45. I notice when I have a thought that is creating negative emotions.

46. I think before saying something and I assess how to say it, even if it relates to discussions on everyday topics.

47. When I am in a group of people, I easily ascertain the sources of the smells that I perceive.

48. I am living easily in the present moment, without any thoughts distracting my presence (my here-now experience).

49. When I speak, I like to play with words or use metaphors and images.

50. I try to understand other people’s ideas about spirituality.

51. I make the effort to change those of my habits which I know are not ok for me.

52. I feel that the world around is friendly and full of meaning.

53. When discussing with someone, I notice when they reach a conclusion too quickly, without much analysis.

54. I have moments when I feel I am at one with everything.

55. When discussing with people I openly listen to their perspective and evaluate whether their views are more adequate/valid than mine.

56. I notice my emotions as they come, paying attention to them without blocking my mind, and let them go without a trace.

57. I notice the automatic habits/patterns of my thinking (e.g. positive, negative, optimistic).

58. When talking to people, I feel as though I am a musical instrument, and that music flows through me (without controlling it) to reach those listening.

59. When describing a situation I realize that the words I use are just my own approximation and do not capture the objective reality of that event.

60. Even when I’m feeling very upset, I find a way to put my feelings into words and express them.

61. I have moments when I feel that I am something more than my mental/cognitive activity.

62. I consider that all my emotions are genuine and welcome.

63. I notice the automatic habits of speech of other people.

64. When discussing a topic, I notice the ambiguities in the language of the people I talk with.

65. I find it easy to assess when someone I know behaves differently, due to their momentary emotional state.

66. I have moments when I feel that all human beings belong to one big family, even though we do not know each other.

67. I find the answers to questions without being able to fully tell how I arrived at those answers.

68. When discussing a topic, I notice when the person I’m talking with is overconfident (as if they were an expert), even if they don’t know too much about that particular topic.

69. I can make and appreciate a joke about the way I am.

70. When talking to some people, I feel like I am able to connect with them profoundly beyond rational, emotional or physical levels.

71. I prefer to use my own words when speaking to someone instead of quoting others in order to support my views.

72. I think about how I can contribute to the progress of humankind

73. I feel that my main goal in life is to just be.

74. When I think of a situation from the past, I remember most of my thoughts and emotions at that moment and many of the details.

75. I notice when my mind grabs an idea and starts using it as a theme for thinking, creating related streams of thought.

76. When I fail at something important to me I keep things in perspective (look at the big picture).

77. If a topic I am thinking about is not helping me at the moment, I can abandon it easily, without fighting with it.

78. I realize when I meet important people or when I am in important situations that can help me to improve or change myself for the better.

79. When I meet my friends, I prefer to discuss about how we think and how we experience life, instead of just describing the events that have happened in our lives.

80. I allow myself to doubt my perceptions and my beliefs.

81. When talking to someone, I am aware of whether I use verbal stereotypes/clichu00e9s.

82. I realize when my thinking is influenced by my emotional states (emotional oscillations).

83. When I am in a bad mood I easily identify its source.

84. I know when my life partner is momentarily focused on priorities other than our relationship, even if he/she is not telling me.

85. I realize when somebody is trying to be someone other than the person they usually are.

86. When I have an issue with something, I am able to distinguish between solutions based on gut feelings and those based on rational thinking.

87. I (intentionally) allow myself to experience both positive and negative emotions.

88. When talking to others I stay connected and empathetic, even when we experience an unpleasant emotion.

89. When I look at a landscape, I easily see all the details (the colours, the shapes, the small things, the empty space surrounding and defining it).

90. I empathize with people’s experiences and feel their emotion, even if that experience is new to me.

91. I am comfortable even if I don’t quickly find an answer to my problems.

92. When people talk to me, I listen to them with my full attention and I do not anticipate/think about what I will say next, while they are talking.

93. I easily adapt my emotional responses to various social contexts.

94. I notice when I become resistant to things that annoy me and do not accept them as they are.

95. I enjoy investing time and effort in developing my personality and my strengths and talents.

96. When talking to people, I prefer to offer myself as I am at that particular moment and not try to mask who I really am.

97. I realize when I cannot solve my personal issues by myself.

98. I notice how my body changes when I feel happy or joyful.

99. I feel that my main goal in life is to be aware.

100. When I talk with people, I notice and observe their specific thinking style and thinking patterns.

101. I easily detect the various tastes in the food that I eat.

102. I am able to recognize the repetitive events in my life and then analyse and learn from them.

103. I notice when people I talk with describe more subtle nuances of an event than I do.

104. I detect the cognitive and emotional patterns that restrict me in becoming a better and more balanced person.

105. When I am psychologically tense I notice where the tension is located in my body.

106. I pay attention to what people recommend to me, because their advice might simply reflect their own desires and thoughts, and not my needs.

107. When I wish to do so, I can recreate an emotion from my memory and I am able to re-experience that emotion in the present moment.

108. It is easy for me to learn and change my own ideas after I see how other people think.

109. I can select from among my feelings and decide whether a given feeling is worth developing or letting go of, without fighting with it.

110. I easily notice whether there are any changes in the smells around me.

111. At the end of each day, I explore what I have learned on that day.

112. I am able to perceive subtle smells which may appear from my body

113. I question my perspective when I discover new or contradictory evidence.

114. When I discuss with people, I realize whether I have a bigger (or more limited) perspective on the topic being discussed compared to the person I am talking to.

115. I notice and allow myself to have contradictory thoughts on the same topic.

116. I easily change my view when I encounter a new perspective that is larger (more valid) than mine (e.g., when I talk with my friends, read a book, see a movie).

117. When meeting with people, I take care to create deeper and authentic relationships

118. I perceive my feelings and emotions without having to change them.

119. I sense that my main goal in life is to be the most that I can be.

120. It is easy for me to notice the various aspects (facets, parts) of my self.

121. I realize beforehand when I am going to be hungry.

122. I identify what people want from me, even if they do not say it directly.

123. I know when I do not get back as much as I give in a relationship.

124. I can see energy surrounding people in the form of alterations in patterns of light.

125. I pay attention to what I recommend to people, because my advice might simply reflect my own desires and thoughts, and not their needs.

126. When discussing a topic, I accept that people create their own realities and stories in their minds, even if their ideas are not compatible with mine.

127. I easily detect the sources of the sounds around me.

128. In difficult situations, I can pause to reflect without immediately reacting.

129. When discussing a topic, I take the time to really understand what the other person is telling me, instead of only half-listening or thinking about other things.

130. I realize immediately when I behave impulsively when strong emotions build up (*due to the strong emotions I have).

131. I detect when my thinking tends to become repetitive and focused on just one topic.

132. I notice the first signs of a cold straight away, even before the physical symptoms appear.

133. When interacting with nature, I take care to protect it and not to damage it in the slightest.

134. I easily detect most of the sounds around me, even if I am focused on a specific task.

135. When interacting with people I notice when my analysis of the situation is based on my momentary feelings (e.g., positive or negative) rather than considering the big picture.

136. I am able to witness (observe) my own thoughts and emotions as they come and go, and I feel comfortable with this.

137. I tolerate a certain amount of physical and psychological discomfort without needing to change what I am doing in order to comfort myself.

138. I easily adapt my emotional reactions and behaviour to different situations.

139. When speaking I carefully choose the words which will best express my thoughts.

140. I notice how my body changes when I feel sad.

141. It’s easy for me to keep track of my thoughts and feelings (*to pay attention and remember the succession of thoughts).

142. I have moments when I am out of my head/thoughts and I appreciate just being where I am, in the present moment.

143. I notice immediately when a friend has changed their attitude towards me, even if their behaviour appears the same.

144. When using natural resources (e.g., water, gas, food, wood products), I take care to use what I need for my survival only and not to waste them.

145. I easily detect different nuances of the same colour.

146. I notice how food and drink affect my thoughts, bodily sensations and emotions.

147. I pay attention to how my emotions affect my thoughts and behaviour.

148. When I’m going through a very hard time, I give myself the care and tenderness that I need.

149. I realize when people are somehow influencing my body energy, making me feel more or less vital.

150. I feel a sense of wonder for the small things that happen in my life.

151. I really enjoy the taste of food and drink and not eating on automatic pilot.

152. I realize that each person, no matter how well informed, has a subjective and limited perspective of any situation.

153. When I talk with people I notice their way of thinking and I am able to observe how they think.

154. I easily distinguish between the different emotions that a moment or an event provokes, even if they might be contradictory (*provokes in me, awake in me).

155. I notice when my voice becomes louder or my body language becomes aggressive.

156. I see familiar places as if I see them for the first time.

157. I experience the silent, non-conceptual awareness embracing different aspects of my experience, sensations, emotions and thoughts as they unfold.

158. When something is bad or good with my decisions I can feel it in my body.

159. I notice when I am getting lost in my thoughts or feelings.

160. I have moments when I feel peaceful and I am also capable of observing myself having this feeling.

161. When discussing with people, I detect immediately when someone is not really aware of what we are talking about.

162. I let myself experience fully whatever is taking place in the present moment (here-now).

163. During the day, I have moments when I notice and reflect upon how time seems to go by.

164. I like to have moments of self-analysis, whether by myself or in discussion with my friends.

165. I quickly notice when my body tells me that my mind is in conflict with reality (it feels contracted, tense, burning, heavy) or else in harmony with it (it feels vibrating, relaxed).

166. I have lived through significant events that have changed my concepts about the world and life.

167. I realize that my personality has some parts that are more balanced than other parts.

168. When talking to someone I am totally open to understanding their world view.

169. I find appropriate moments to do little acts of kindness for strangers.

170. While dreaming, I have experienced moments when I was aware that I was dreaming.

171. In my personal relationships, I realize which of my emotional patterns influence my behaviour.

172. I can easily tell the difference between ‘liking’ and ‘wanting’ something.

173. I watch or analyse my emotions in order to solve my personal issues.

174. When I make mistakes I have compassion for myself and accept this without judging myself.

175. (It happens that) I see familiar situations as having new or different meanings.

176. People say about me that I detect subtle distinctions (nuances) when I describe an event.

177. When I meet someone with a view about spirituality that is different to mine, I become curious and I ask questions in order to learn more.

178. I am loving towards myself when I feel emotional pain.

179. When viewing a wonderful landscape, I feel very connected, as if I am becoming part of it.

180. I notice how my emotions express themselves through my body.

181. When talking to a person I adjust my words and my language to their framework so that I can communicate properly with them.

182. I tend to shape my own opinion about people regardless of their culture or religion.

183. I accept each new experience as being the right experience for me, even if I don’t understand it.

184. I recover quickly from difficult emotional situations.

185. When discussing a topic, I realize when I have a panoramic view (a larger overview) of the topic being discussed, which may include many of the perspectives of the people I talk with.

186. I notice when my beliefs change and when I see a familiar situation from a new perspective.

187. I am aware of the automatic/usual responses and patterns of my emotional life (*how my emotions and feelings behave in various situations).

188. When I have distressing thoughts or images, I am able to simply notice them without reacting immediately.

189. I notice when the people I am talking with try to conceal what they truly think.

190. I see that each event in the world, even the smallest one, has a kind of indirect influence on me or at least has the potential to influence me.

191. It is easy for me to take the perspective of another person and recognize it as their truth

192. I can describe how I feel at a given moment in considerable detail.

193. When someone criticizes me, I listen very carefully and usually I ask for more details.

194. I am aware of which aspects of myself I enact in my relations with different people.

195. I allow myself to be open and vulnerable with the people I connect with.

196. I am aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of my personality.

197. When I analyse myself, I recognize how the cultures I interact with influence my worldview.

198. I realize when I try to create an image of myself in front of others, which is different than my usual self (*letting others believe I am something, even if I know that I am not).

199. When talking to someone, I can easily look very closely at his/her non-verbal language to determine whether what they are saying is really what they are thinking.

200. I feel empathetic with a story or its characters when I watch a movie or go to the theatre, without forgetting the fact that it is a movie or a play.

201. I notice how my body changes when I feel different emotions.

202. I have moments when I am grateful for what I am and what I know.

203. When meeting people, I am very open and flexible in seeing them as they really are, not filtering them through my own perspective.

204. I am able to empathize with people whose opinions or actions I disapprove of.

205. When I recall a past action or a meeting, I remember very vividly my surroundings and my own thoughts and feelings in great detail.

206. I can see patterns of energy in space (*webbing, points of light etc.)

207. When meeting a person, I notice if they tend to label me with one characteristic, ignoring my complex personality.

208. I have moments when I notice coincidences (synchronicities) in my life, when it seems that people or situations are giving me exactly what I’m looking for.

209. I consider more than one alternative and analyze different perspectives when making a decision.

210. When I talk, I let my thoughts move with the flow and I feel that I am able to use the right words without any effort.

211. I pay attention to the present moment and to what is really here now in my being and around me.

212. When I hear a new idea, I first make sure that I listen fully and openly, and only afterwards do I analyse it or agree/disagree with it.

213. I am aware that the words I use do not describe reality in an objective way, just my own personal perspective.

214. When encountering new, important information, I am able to perceive how that information changes my personality or identity.

215. I think about my principles in life whether they are really balanced (in harmony).

216. When I talk to people, I pay a lot of attention to what words I use so that I will be understood by the person I am talking to.

217. I easily pick up social signals from the people around me.

218. I notice the emotions transmitted by a movie, a story or its characters, and I am able to decide if I empathize with them or not.

219. When joining a group of people, I easily detect the vibe of the group and how it influences me just by being there, listening to them or discussing things with them.

220. I can select from among my thoughts and decide whether a given thought is worth developing or letting go, without fighting with it.

221. When I am in conversation with someone, I pay attention to my posture.

222. I find the time every day to do exercises that help me improve myself or change myself for the better (e.g., reading, prayer, meditation, a diary, etc.).

223. When discussing a topic with people, I am able to help them by intervening at the right moment and with the appropriate words.

224. I notice when my emotional response in a situation is related to my past experiences, and not only to the present situation.

225. When talking with people, I am able to notice how our language limits our perspective on a specific event or situation.

226. I can feel energy flowing through my body.

227. I accept all my feelings and sensations, even if they are unpleasant or painful, and I don’t try to change them.

228. I learn very quickly from situations and, as a result, I don’t have to have something happen twice (or several times) to learn from it.

229. When I do everyday tasks, such as cooking, this is very spiritual for me, and full of wonderful meanings.

230. I have moments when I feel that all human beings are highly connected, even though we do not know each other.

231. I notice when the person I’m talking with is highly empathic or else has low empathy.

232. I get to know myself by developing relationships and empathetic lines of thinking with others.

233. When encountering difficult situations in life, I find good fortune in misfortune.

234. I find great value in stepping outside of myself by discovering other people’s lives, and not just being self-absorbed in my own reality.

235. When I meet a person, I understand that they are as important to humanity as I am.

236. I easily notice changes in my breathing, such as whether it slows down or speeds up.

237. I feel that almost every moment in my life is wonderful.

#238 Do you feel relaxed, at ease, fulfilled, peaceful and/or satisified ?

#239 Do you feel tense, uncomfortable, anxious and/or unhappy?

#240 Do you have a sense of worry or fear about what may (or may not) occur?

#241 Do you feel easy going, confident, grateful, satisfied and/or fulfilled?

#242 Is your mind relatively silent about (or supportive of) just being how you are?

#243 Does your mind complain about and/or criticize yourself or others?

#244 Are you happy being who you feel yourself to be most of the time?

#245 Are you receptively listening for the answers to come to you, while answering these questions?

#246 Do you enjoy not thinking, by dwelling on all that you feel as a whole?

#247 Would it be scary for you if your mind was still or silent most of the time?

#248 Do you feel fulfilled just existing as you are, confident that all is well?

#249 Are you aware at this moment of the quality and presence of your awareness?

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