Surely I don't have the expertise and the degress, though I have studied this for thousands of hours.  I don't claim to be an expert, just a thinker.

And even the Buddha gave me permission to question: "Believe nothing.  No matter where you read it, Or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

And I am especially cognizant of what Michael Shermer declares in his book (see my own summary of the key points, in The Believing Brain).  People will tend to explain the unexplainable and to fill the hole of the unknowable - and then to believe that what they've made up is "the truth". 

With great respect for most of his wisdom, I note that Deepak Chopra presents many of his theories as if they are truths - so I screen them and use the wisdom of many of his practices but not the "mystical" forces explanations, which may be true or might not be true. 

The same goes for Wayne Dyer, truly one of the great wisdom leaders and benefactors to mankind, but some of his theories seem not to reflect reality - or maybe somehow mysteriously he sees what is not seeable to the rest of us... maybe.

Even Socrates has contributed to my effrontery:  "Question everything."  And Plato espoused the same.

So who am I to question the wisdom of Buddha, Socrates, and Plato? 

Therefore, I question everything.  But not for the exercise and fun of it, but for seeking "truth" that can actually be applied to people's lives to help them produce true, deep happiness.

You can call me a heretic, a spoiler, a stupid egotistical pretender of wisdom, or whatever, but I shall hopefully contribute something that will make a difference.

And hopefully, if I do make a meaningful contribution, you will forgive me for my effrontery!?!


Of course, you would have to question everything I write so that you can decide the truth for yourself, so that you can decide what actually does work for human beings and then apply that to your own life.

I hope and "pray" that this site and the writings will make a huge contribution to your life and your happiness.



"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."



Shameless audaciousness in conFRONTING (whatever) with assumptiveness of it being the right thing to do or that one knows enough to do it.