The Primal Contradiction: My Escape from the Pitfall of Self-Delusion
Daniel St. Clair, author
The Primal Contradiction is the memoir of Daniel St. Clair. As a young boy, he grew up believing that his observations were sound, that interpretations and classifications were important. He was overflowing with personal opinions, committed to upholding a system that he employed to evaluate everything that was experienced in life. However, at one point when he was a young adult, the hard-and-fast manner in which he had always perceived was suddenly and completely transformed by a power he had never known of before. All of his condescending thoughts and behaviors came to an abrupt end, and the powerfully deceptive preoccupation with self-will allowed him to go free. He had to let go of nearly everything he believed was true about human nature and adopt a new position from which to view the world. Almost immediately afterward, he began learning a new way of being and discovered a method of vanquishing the deterrents that undermine the ultimate goal of consciously knowing happiness.