That’s why it’s so important to have a free mind. Beliefs that have never been tested through close examination and/or experience are simply someone else’s theories or experiences! Experience the world for yourself! Don’t always rely on someone else’s word. And that most certainly includes everything I’m saying in this book! Don’t just accept something because your religion, society, or some authority figure says to. Do the work yourself! Try to find the truth experientially; then you shall know without any doubt whether something is true or not.
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 27)