– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.51 –
The Sojourn Continues
Be Sure You Are Oriented Properly
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 at a fork along the trail. The route to the left is uncharted. You do. It know where it leads. On the sign before you is an explanation for how the Heartwood Path proceeds to the right and how it 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, remain on-guard to self deception, and pick the proper road ahead. 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.