– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.46 –
Read This Text In Order And Follow Its Nine Directions
Those who skip down the Heartwood Path without visiting its waypoints in order will most likely loose their way, fail to reach their destination, and perhaps even harm themselves in some way. Not reading the Heartwood Path sequentially is like wearing a hospital gown—you will only think you are covered. Therefore, it is best to study the following description of the trail so that while you are en route you will be prepared, safe, and pleased.
Like the center core of a tree, the Heartwood Path provides structure––the strength and direction needed to get to the “heart” of life’s issues and meaning. Finding this strength is more possible if you do the practices, which are referred to here as “HumaNatureConnect Activities.” These activities are a vital part of your spiritual pilgrimage down the Heartwood Path because of the truth in the popular experiential education adage: “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” The reader will not fully comprehend the message of this course without engaging in its activities.
You are about to embark on a pathway that begins at the juncture of three other trails of betterment: the trail of self-help, the trail of environmental protection, and the trail of relationship improvement. Imagine yourself moving forward from where these three courses merge. At all points along the path you are continuing on is a view on the horizon that provides the Heartwood Path’s one single unifying vision. This vision is: “People united in the praise of The Absolute through their heartfelt immersion in nature, in their effort to perfect themselves and others, in their love for each other, and in their efforts to protect The Absolute Spirit’s creation.”
Imagine before you a path that, along its length, has nine signposts that contain the main directions for continuing towards happiness and environmental sustainability. The directions are:
Your visualization of the Heartwood Path is almost complete. The nine directions described above double as the Heartwood Path’s Main Directions. Note that these directions double as the topics of the various courses of the Heartwood Path.
By following the whole Heartwood Path one’s satisfaction with life will go up as the improvements one finds along the way make one’s resentments and bitterness go down. To verify this claim for yourself, you will need to make an assessment of these aspects of life at the outset and then again at the end of the course. For this reason, you may want to return to the previous three and the next three assessment activities after your pilgrimage down the Heartwood Path is complete, just to see in what ways your life truly is better due to your involvements along this trail.