According to Thomas Merton, "Reading becomes contemplative when, instead of
reasoning, we abandon the sequence of the author's thoughts in order not only to
follow our thoughts, but to rise above thought and penetrate into
the mystery of truth which is experienced intuitively as present and actual."
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.