After almost forty years of being a practitioner of psychotherapy I’m convinced that human beings come fully awake when they suffer and, even more, when they are dying, and that idea radically contradicts the modern idea that humanity’s future runs in a straight and continuous line toward progress. Contrarily for some time now in my numerous books I have been saying that earthly life is only one of the ways of living God gives us, and it can only be understood by seeing things spiritually. Death, as I have always written, is only a door to another dimension. In my opinion this life is just an infinitesimal part of the eternal life which is ours. For this reason, by choice, I have never sought the happiness of men. Since I was a child, I have always advocated a different kind of joy – that of the Spirit. That of the heart.