When teaching my personal-development course called “Ordinary Hero,” I show the students a picture of an ancient tree and explain how our lives have three levels: The branches and leaves represent our everyday concerns — our daily worries, joys, tasks and choices.
The trunk of the tree symbolizes our conscious beliefs and values. We can discuss our religious and moral principles, our political convictions and the ideas and philosophy that drive us.
Our beliefs, like the tree trunk, support the branching out of our daily lives. However, the part of us which supports it all is the roots. Buried below the ground, the root system is as wide reaching and complex as the branches and leaves....READ MORE