‘Your Way to Innocence’ is a guide for developing an innocent and carefree attitude in everyday life. In simple terms it could be said that innocence results from awakening our inner child and using the energy of the inner child as a trigger for self-transformation.
This systematic guide to the how-to for creating innocence is not teaching anything, but in the contrary suggests unlearning much of learned knowledge, and dissolving conditioned habits and behavior patterns that have to be cleared before true innocence can unfold. The author contends that the meaning of innocence is misconstrued and misunderstood in our culture, especially when it’s applied to children, hence the need to develop truthful language for making the necessary divide between sentimentality and authenticity.
There is no need to be innocent, it’s a choice but once people see the power of innocence, they may want to give it a try! Innocence is also a safety device, for nothing bad will ever happen to the truly innocent—which means etymologically, ‘non-harming,’ person. Innocence is the true power, it makes for excellent relationships with all beings, it makes for a modest, humble attitude, and is a base condition for a long life, and good health till old age.
‘Your Way to Excellence’ is a guide to reaching excellence in all areas of your life. The author’s approach to excellence is holistic in the sense that he considers excellence not as a skill, but as an attitude that is an organic mix of various ingredients, among them, autonomy and self-reliance, originality, creativity, self-awareness, and an acute sense for one’s difference.
The author describes the human being as a functional and organic organism that is primarily self-organizing and self-regulating. This approach to personality development, which is corroborated by systems research, leads to organic and smooth solutions for personal change and evolution that this guide proposes to you.
The author contends that true selfhelp must encourage the reader to be critical in the first place, and develop their self-thinking abilities, which is one quality of several when designing a first-hand life and becoming truly responsible for reaching excellence. To be critical means to question tradition and authority, in the first place; it means to look for realizing our personal style and cognitive preferences.
The value of this guide also consists in the fact that the author’s own life path is an accidented one in the sense that he was misled early in life, driven into the wrong career (law), which meant in practice more than two decades of a life wasted with being around the wrong people, studying the wrong majors, suffering endless frustrations, and focusing on qualities and goals that were not his own because they were not in alignment with his soul values and karmic challenges.
‘Your Way to Autonomy’ is an extensive personal guide helping the reader to become aware of their unique soul values. The author came to call our unique power potential ‘primary power’ or ‘self-power’ at first, before he introduced the term soul power. The guide not only explains what soul power is, how it can be developed and strengthened, but also what stands in the way to developing it. The guide explains that the main obstacle to developing soul power is parent-child codependence and emotional abuse, that the author sees as a form of addiction and which he calls symbiotoholism.
When we grasp the notion of autonomy, we see that all human growth has a destination—and that is why we say we have a destiny. The destination of youth is not to remain young, but to grow old. The destiny of a child is not to remain in childhood but to grow out of childhood.
Building soul power requires to discover one’s self, to build a genuine identity, not one that, for example, is coined as a hanger-identity around our sexual choices, such as being a ‘heterosexual’, a ‘homosexual’, a ‘pedophile’, for example. The author shows that building a genuine soul identity is done through discovering our innocence, realizing our primary power, developing our soul reality, accepting our marginality instead of striving for conformity, recovering and healing our inner child, liberating our inner Minotaur, thereby discovering our shadow, and our projections, and learning to see that a holographic image of the whole of mythology and human evolution is contained in our soul.
As the topic of individuation is highly neglected in our school system and is neither a topic to be taught at university, and as in addition the notion of soul and soul values doesn’t really fit in a materialistic and non-spiritual society, there is an obvious need for a mind-opening approach to personal growth that is provided with this guide.