Here are several popularly embraced values that, by disregarding the primacy of the fundamental harmonizing force in the universe, produce recurrent problems that make living difficult:
Materialism: love of money or worldly possessions
Emotionalism: overriding desire to feel good through emotional gratification
Sensualism: attachment to bodily sensual pleasures
Egotism: interest in being known for being knowledgeable
Personalism: emphasis on personal recognition from and interaction with others
For re-orientation to occur, we need to be sufficiently uncomfortable with discovering the unwholesome values we have adopted. And we need to be willing, even eager, to forsake those.
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