– Heartwood Path Waypoint 48 –
The Sojourn Begins
Read This Notice Before You Lose Sight Of The Heartwood Path Trail Head
The Overture to the Heartwood Path is where you the reader had a chance to determine if the suggested route was suitable before leaving the comforts of home. Having read this far you likely have decided to begin making the Heartwood Path pilgrimage. Imagine now that you have left the old ways of home and that you are in the parking lot reading the last-minute directions on the sign at the trailhead before you proceed further. On the sign before you is an explanation for how the Heartwood Path leads you to the integrity needed for you to create a magnificent future for yourself and others.
Above this sign is a cloud with a silver lining, a symbol in nature that reminds sojourners on the Heartwood Path that noticing what is positive, feeling good about the world and your future, and trusting that you will make it through, leads to happiness and, by extension, environmental sustainability. Happiness and environmental sustainability are related, in part, because people who are happy have less of a need to overcome their misery by placating themselves in environmentally taxing ways.
We will all, on occasion, need to own up to situations, see clearly, and remain on-guard to self deception. While it is important to face the facts, it is also important to decide to be optimistic. Optimists are more, not less, vigilant of risks and threats. For these reasons, doing the following activity offers ample rewards.
If this is not a day when you prefer to spend time in nature without an agenda, do the following activity:
Visualizing Your Most Optimistic Future
HumaNatureConnect Activity: Visualizing Your Most Optimistic Future. Go to a natural place, the wilder the better, find an attractive natural being, see if it retains its attractiveness for at least ten seconds, and, if so, use the optimal functioning you will receive from being with your chosen natural being, assume its essence, and, as it, describe to yourself your ideal life after five or ten years of successful toil. Write down your description of your ideal life. Make an affirmation that you feel optimistic about your future. Commit to actively expressing optimism.
Natural Systems Reflection Process
For best results, write down your impressions of this activity in your journal using as many of the following components as you see fit, afterwards, share your interpretations with others.
The Heartwood Path Exchange:
Swap Your Ideas, Impressions, Photos, And News With Others
Your input is vital. Enjoy sharing!
Heartwood Path Axioms: