The Causes of Psychological Conflict and Suffering
...if we trace back the causes of all psychological conflict and suffering to their essential origin, we always end up with the core belief in the existence of a separate entity endowed with freewill, choice, freedom, etc., moving in a world of time and space. Just as the belief in and , more importantly, the feeling of being a separate entity in a separate, outside world is the single fundamental cause for psychological conflict and suffering, so the experiential understanding of the true nature of our identity is its remedy....If we make a deep exploration of our true nature we find that peace, happiness and love are inherent in it. In fact they are not inherent in it. Rather, they are the names we give awareness when it recognizes itself. -- (Quotation from Rupert Spira)
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.