Our life is part of an extraordinarily complex web of relationships. In order to engage in these relationships in a way that feels right to us, it is essential that we understand ourselves. But what does it actually mean to understand oneself? In this book, we inquire into this question together, so that if we comprehend deeply what it means to understand oneself, we can go on to understand ourselves without needing to follow the prescriptions of systems invented by others. Journeying together, we will discover that a radical understanding of oneself awakens an intense sensitivity to what is new in every moment, a state of attention and innocence in which love becomes the foundation of our being, bringing us into the right relationship with all aspects of life.
Adnan grew up in a small town in the Himalayas and lives in Seattle, where he is pursuing a PhD in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology at the University of Washington. In his research, he is investigating if ours is the only universe, or possibly one of many many in a much larger multiverse. He is concerned with understanding the cosmos in its entirety, transcending the artificial boundaries between mind and matter. Fortunately, one can only contemplate such questions for so long, so far most of his days, Adnan takes long walks, hies in the Cascades, spends time with his beloved, plays the sitar, dances, meditates, and writes.