– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.4 –
Two Prerequisite Understandings
Secure A Positive Self-concept And Know The Main Universal Principles
To be successful along the Heartwood Path, which will help you to be successful in your life, one will have to commit to performing two chores. These actions are very important, which is why they are combined here at the outset of the Heartwood Path.
One of the required initial chores has to do with developing a positive self- concept. The other, knowing the main universal principles.
Doing only one of these chores will not be enough. Doing them later risks losing your way in the beginning, which is never a recommended way to do anything important.
In the next activity you will be asked to do some soul-searching. One simply has to put one’s inner world in proper order by developing a positive self-concept. Without doing so, one cannot be truly happy nor can one make a difference in restoring sustainability to the diverse and beautiful natural world.
While doing these tasks keep the following postulate in mind:
The inner world of individuals underlies the world’s ecological predicament.
For this reason, most of what we will be doing along the Heartwood Path will be working on awakening yourself to the riches of your own inner world, beginning with how you feel about your self.
To best develop a positive self-concept, one will have to do the things necessary to be able to answer “yes” to the five questions you are asked to answer in the activity that follows.
Do not worry if you cannot honestly answer “yes” to each of these questions at this time. The Heartwood Path, especially if you sign up for guidance, will help you to put your inner house in order. Along with a positive self-concept, one’s life is also affected in substantial ways by powerful, pervasive, and enduring forces.
Certain universal principles have the biggest impacts on your life.
As important as a positive self-concept is to the development and continuation of one’s happiness and a fruitful environment, living in accordance with eight important universal principles will prevent one from a life of difficulty and disorder.
Do not worry about totally understanding or accepting these principles now. You will learn more about them in a following Heartwood Path course. In the activity that follows, just do your best to answer the questions the best you can.
These questions and the actions associated with the universal principles are presented in the following activity to kick-start your learning and to enable you to later be able look back to see how much you have learned.