Axiom [ak-see-uhm] –noun
  1. self-evident truth that requires no proof.
  2. universally accepted principle or rule.
  3. proposition that is assumed without proof for the sake ofstudying the consequences that followfrom it.

One must view these axioms like a step-by-step process - much like constructing a skyscraper. To build any sort of building you need a good foundation. A building built with a shallow foundation is limited in the height it can reach. To build a skyscraper you have to dig down deep first - All the way down until you hit bedrock. It is a strong foundation that allows a skyscraper to tower into the heavens. You always have to go down before you can truly rise up. You always have to make an inward change before an outward change becomes visible.