In 1994, neuroscience—in the person of one Roger Sperry, a Nobel Prize winning scientist—turned my world upside down. As an executive coach, I had been studying the effects of inner conflict—or more accurately, intrapersonal conflict—for some years. Many of my clients were afflicted with it, and they were a challenge to help and to work with. They often frustrated me.
With dogged determination, I gradually began to unlock some of the workings of inner conflict. My effectiveness with those clients improved, yet I regularly wondered, ‘Why was what I was doing working?’ …until that day in 1994. To say I experienced an epiphany is an understatement. I was ecstatic! In a few short hours of reading—in a first year college psychology textbook, no less—I discovered the secret cause of inner conflict, and discovered EVERYTHING about why what I was doing was working. And I gradually discovered something else which inspired and excited me, and still does!
Understanding the secret cause of intrapersonal conflict and how to resolve it will change radically, and for the better, our future understanding of ourselves, our inner struggles and torment, and even our current concepts of evil in the world.