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Reflections of Being

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Personal, reflective, and gently investigative, these essays have a raw, fresh quality which predates the more formal theory and practice of Peter Ralston’s three popular books, The Book of Not Knowing, Pursuing Consciousness and The Genius of Being. Many of the questions we might struggle with in life—identity in relation to others, authenticity in the face of belief systems, the draw we have to pursue ineffective self-serving urges, and our tendency to conceptualize rather than experience things—are described here in simple, almost conversational language. Attempting to grasp what authentic knowledge is, Ralston’s queries become a quest for how humans can develop a deeper sense of themselves as participants in the world.

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