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Autobiography essay I have, for as long as I can remember, always found my greatest inspiration in nature, and because of this love have found myself ever more absorbed in the behaviour patterns of all forms of life. When I was a child I simply assumed that all people saw what I saw, and thought about things in the same way as I do, but as I became older I started to realise that most people are not close to nature, and neither are they familiar with the causes of behaviour patterns. Then, as my own knowledge of behaviour patterns increased, I slowly began to understand that most people think and behave the way they do because of their social conditioning. Knowing full well that if my fellow men are socially conditioned, then so too must I be, I embarked upon a study of how and when such conditioning takes place. The more I learnt, the more horrified I became to realise that men, women and children are not taught to think and fend for themselves, but are instead moulded into instruments with which to uphold belief systems and social structures which not only disempower the individual, but which also undermine his or her sense of self-worth and self-respect. As a result, I began dedicating my life to finding ways and means in which I could play my part in making man aware of his bondage, and how to escape that slavery by claiming back his power, his self-respect and, above all, his freedom.

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Autobiography essay I have, for as long as I can remember, always found my greatest inspiration in nature, and because of this love have found myself ever more absorbed in the behaviour patterns of all forms of life. When I was a child I simply assumed that all people saw what I saw, and thought about things in the same way as I do, but as I became older I started to realise that most people are not close to nature, and neither are they familiar with the causes of behaviour patterns.

Then, as my own knowledge of behaviour patterns increased, I slowly began to understand that most people think and behave the way they do because of their social conditioning. Knowing full well that if my fellow men are socially conditioned, then so too must I be, I embarked upon a study of how and when such conditioning takes place.

The more I learnt, the more horrified I became to realise that men, women and children are not taught to think and fend for themselves, but are instead moulded into instruments with which to uphold belief systems and social structures which not only disempower the individual, but which also undermine his or her sense of self-worth and self-respect. As a result, I began dedicating my life to finding ways and means in which I could play my part in making man aware of his bondage, and how to escape that slavery by claiming back his power, his self-respect and, above all, his freedom.

Throughout all of this time, I have been more than fortunate in having received profound guidance from the wisest man I have ever known. Although for various political reasons the real identity of this man may not be known publicly, I am completely indebted to his enormous knowledge of human behaviour, and to his unwavering belief in the process of evolution. Any knowledge, once gained, has no real value unless it is utilised, and it was in recognition of this fact that I made the decision to start imparting my own knowledge of the tradition to which I am heir; namely, the Toltec teachings, through the medium of teaching and writing.

In my own quest for knowledge, I have learned that an openness of heart, and an inclusive attitude towards all of life, are the only two requirements needed for the traveller upon the Path of Freedom, as expressed through the Toltec teachings.

Throughout this adventure I have learned that, at the end of the day, there is only one life, of which all of us, including our fellow creatures, are but units playing our part in the formation of that glorious tapestry known as destiny.

In this respect, I too am playing my part as I continue to teach and write, imparting the Toltec legacy. In the world today, though, there is no such gentle, natural process. The problems we face are the result of spurning the process of life, and so the earth and all who inhabit the earth, are dangerously out of balance. But we know all this. The question is, how do we, as individuals, regain our balance?

How do we again incorporate into our actions the interrelationship of all of life? How do we implement the principles, within our own lives, that will result in a new world coming into being? One thing we can be sure of, and that is what we have tried so far, is clearly not working. What is it that causes a lack of balance in each of us? What specifically, in our own unique way, has caused us to be so out of harmony with ourselves, with our relationships, with the world around us?

If we allow life to evolve naturally and gently, then we can also experience regeneration. Such is the way of the warrior — to touch the world lightly — to learn to be fully part of the world, but yet not to despoil her.

So we force our views continually on others and their societies — man vs man, man vs nature. We even force our views onto our own children. A balance between spirit and matter, feelings and mind, male and female, our light sides and our dark sides, a balance between all of the seemingly opposing forces that threaten to pull us apart.

The end result is that once ALL our aspects have been brought into alignment; have been reconciled, we find that our life is evolving harmoniously and we feel constantly renewed. Instead, his every movement originated from, and was addressed to, the heart.

All that we can say at this point is that the effects will be felt for aeons to come. In his books, he reveals the nature of these core truths, which have so often become distorted, corrupted and lost with the passage of time. He also shows how we can use these truths in a practical manner to revolutionise our thinking, our behaviour and our world.

The overall aim of his work is firstly, to rekindle in all of us the knowledge that the whole purpose of life is the evolution of awareness, and secondly, to imbue in us an understanding of how this is best achieved. His message is that the only possible way for us to create a hope-filled future, rather than a world filled with destruction, is by developing the openness of heart to embrace all of life fully, rather than by becoming separative, divisive and by indulging in escapisms.

Embracing all of life involves meeting all our challenges head-on, rather than running away from them. It involves developing and maintaining respect for the world in which we live and for life in general; it involves acknowledging that all our actions have an impact on those around us, and it also involves the constant willingness to respond — to take action — based upon the feedback we are getting from our lives.

For the only thing of lasting value in life upon the physical plane is to live it all, to experience it all, to embrace it all: the good with the bad, and so to develop the sense of utter inclusiveness, which is the mark of a passionate, alive and truly human, being with a heart.

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The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind. In spite of my obvious success, I was still feeling empty. So I took an enormous leap of faith and resigned from the corporate world.

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Elizabeth: In terms of relationships then, is humanity evolving, or are we going backwards? But let me talk about evolution, the evolution of awareness. It is very seldom that the evolution of awareness proceeds unencumbered when everything is peaceful and everybody is happy. The reason being that when everything is working well, and people are happy, and they are totally at peace with where their life is at, they tend to fall asleep, and they become complacent, and they no longer think about, "Why am I here? Life is working wonderfully well just as it is. So, often, in order for evolution to be given a boost, we have to go through very troubled and difficult times.

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