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We know too much to believe, too much of science and suffering, genes and genocides, DNA and disasters. Old answers and even old questions seem irrelevant. But still we want to understand, though understand we know not what. The time has come again, that ancient time of wrenching change.As Aztec gods burned at the hands of the Spanish, as telescopes and microscopes unmasked the facades of myth and magic, again our gods fall. The shiny baubles of possessions that have held our transfixed attention, as a dangling mobile entrances the infant in a crib, are torn down by our own greedy grasp.The sparkling trophy-houses and SUV's, the hedge funds and stock derivatives, lie shattered on the floor. We stand in the crib of this world, look around at the gods and spiritual pacifiers lying on the floor, and realize we are left with...only each other...and the God revealed in the infant eyes peering through the bars of our individual cribs. Designed for the limited reading time of the modern lifestyle, the "moment for reading" format of Doubt & Reassurance weaves a continuous tapestry of deeply personal spiritual relevance by employing threads of bite-sized entries of thought provoking insight, encouragement, enlightenment, inspiration, and the occasional kick in the spiritual backside. With no institutional corner to call its own, Doubt & Reassurance calls to every corner, rattling liturgical cages and invoking surprising science. Doubt & Reassurance appeases the gnawing spiritual hunger of the modern world by addressing everyone's personal experience....the experience of the individual intellectually torn from their fundamentalist background by education; the orthodox atheist raised on science yet feeling an inexplicable sense that there must be more; the modern Asian on the way to their high tech job while commuting past the temples in which their family still worships...these diverse paths converge onto a commonly shared, universal human awareness of...?

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Jungle huts in Papua New Guinea and hyper-clean laboratory facilities in major corporate research centers; Cultural wanderings from Kurdistan to Houston; Degrees in engineering and physics struggling for compatibility with a dogged awareness of life beautiful, spiritual, and immeasurable; Such rich diversity of experience results from an abject failure at setting career goals, defining objectives, planning life, and generally taking control. Shoot, I can’t even write if trying to follow an outline or chapter structure, much less live life that way. I’ve had some grandiose adventures (by my very tame personal standards) on mountains and glaciers, in island jungles and North African deserts, and under the waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. But I fell into these not through execution of life-long plans for goals in my life, but by living my life open to the wonders and opportunities offered by the Source of life. This book generally does not mention those life experiences. Truth be known, in my typical unplanned, surrender to the moment manner, I’ve not finalized what this book will mention. But I know that all the unforeseen and unpredictable events that may appear in my biography remain hollow and meaningless if accrued only for my own experience. Whatever reassurance, insight, and encouragement my books offer will have been distilled from the fruit of those experiences, the grandiose and the tragic, the high exhilarations and the deep grief. I pray my books will pass on some gentle touch of the unforeseen lessons and insights I have been blessed to receive while living this curious biography.

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