"The more deeply I go into myself, the more I am not myself,and yet this is the very heart of me. Here I find my own inner workings functioning of themselves, spontaneously, like the rotation of the heavenly bodies and the drifting of the clouds. Strange and foreign as this aspect of myself at first seems to be, I soon realize that it is me, and much more me than my superfical ego. This is not fatalism or determinism, because here is no longer anyone being pushed around or determined, there is nothing that this deep "I" is not doing. -- (Quotation from Alan Watts)
During my undergraduate studies, I became aware of the teachings and practices for inner self realization and actualization. I continued my education and completed a Ph.D. in Sociology. I also continued to contemplate the core insights and practices of spiritual teachers and mystics, and to study the new developments in science and healing.