The PATH Program


The following terms and concepts are used throughout the PATH Program. Click on a term to see its full definition...

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acceptance – The practice of making peace with What Is.
Authentic Power – Power that is sourced from within; intrinsic, innate, unlimited, inner power that can be experienced and tapped into under any conditions; the Source of inner freedom and unconditional love.
authenticity – The quality of being true to oneself, emotionally honest, in alignment with one's innermost being.
conditionality – A state of mind characterized by the belief that external conditions (including others' behaviors) are the cause of one's well-being or suffering.
counterwill – The natural tendency to resist or avoid being controlled or imposed upon by the will of another.
dominator – (adj.) Control-oriented, rule-driven, and fear-based; characterized by a negative view of human nature, belief in scarcity, right/wrong thinking, win/lose competition, and the use of force to control people and nature.
inner freedom – The awareness that you are free to choose your perspectives and your responses to the events and circumstances of life.
Inner Guidance – Awareness of the degree to which one's thoughts, perceptions, and actions are in alignment with one's Authentic Self, as indicated by one's emotions: the greater the alignment, the better one feels. (Also called Emotional Guidance.)
partnership – (noun) A mutually empowering relationship that is enhanced through creativity and empathy; (adj.) having the qualities of a partnership.
preconquest consciousness – A type of intuitive, empathic, feeling-based consciousness that has been observed in hunter/gatherer cultures.
pseudo-power – The illusion of power that is assigned to the "winner" in a win/lose, dominator system.
should – When used as a verb, to should upon someone is to say or think that that person "should" behave a particular way, usually in an attempt to manipulate that person through the implied threat of judgment and shame. As a noun, a should is an instance of shoulding.
unconditionality – A state of mind in which one is willing to allow well-being into one's experience, regardless of one's life conditions.