From Jordan Peterson’s YouTube videos, I picked up the rough process of 1 and 2. And recently I’ve been thinking lots about Awareness and Attention and they just seemed to fit. And it occurred to me that we need to use Truth to help us do step 1 correctly (Tell the truth or at least don’t lie). And then it occurred to me that we needed Courage to do step 2 correctly (Face the dragon voluntarily). That’s when I published version 1 earlier today [on www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson 27/08/2019].
The size, shape and colours of the 3 large shapes were inspired by the concept of AT Fields in the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion (yes, honestly!) Just like with The Lion King and many other stories, that anime seems to tell us some powerful and useful ideas about reality.
As I’ve been thinking about 1 and 2, it just felt like something was missing… a third component. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the 3 principles of Truth, Courage and Love. Actually, I got those 3 from the videogame Ultima IV (believe it or not!)
So, I asked myself, if I’m going to add in LOVE as a third step, what’s the practical manifestation of love? The closest concept I could come up with was Acceptance. I also realised that often after doing step 2, I feel kinda burned out, maybe even a little depressed. But having compassion for myself and using mindfulness in step 3 returns me back to an even keel.
I must admit, I also really like the fact that all 3 steps begin with the letter A. It all just feels kinda right to me.