Awareness is the key to everything. We must understand our programming and our own minds first and foremost, observing how the mind operates, and become acquainted with certain natural laws associated with the functioning of the mind. Then we need to question the ideas and belief systems that shape our mind and behavior, both internally and externally, freeing our minds from any untruth or programming we find there. And finally, we must explore the world in and around us, trying to discover and experience truth for ourselves. In the process—and in the results—lie the keys to our happiness and freedom.
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 8-9)