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, a mysterious power suddenly intervened, transforming the hard-and-fast manner in which he had always perceived and effectively changing the course of his life forever. 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.
Stripped of the familiar manner of thinking that he had always known, Daniel was immediately suffused with a sense of awareness so foreign that he was forced to find a way to exist in a world he had previously not known. 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 way to be, discovering a method that would alleviate the painful affliction of self-centered arrogance along with its devastating compulsions of prideful disdain and indignation.
His story begins with his earliest memories and follows him throughout his life until he learns the truth about an experience he could never forget. Because so many of us endeavor to find ways to sustain our own personal happiness, it makes sense that we also become aware of the seemingly benign attachments that lead us in other directions. The Primal Contradiction illustrates the difference between thinking and perceiving and describes a way of vanquishing the deterrents that undermine the ultimate goal of consciously knowing happiness.