The youngest of nine children growing up in a small Midwest town, John moved to Tucson, Arizona at the age of fourteen and attended college in Flagstaff, Arizona. John has taught high school science and coached sports for twenty-one years in Arizona, Colorado, and Idaho. Throughout his life, he has dealt with struggles and sought answers that satisfy both his spiritual belief and his strong science foundation. He is and always has been an observer of life and seeks depth in all encounters. He believes that we all choose our existence and how we relate to the world. Opportunities are presented in our lives for us to evolve spiritually or remain locked into a fearful and ego-centered existence. Over the last twenty-five years, he has researched for a book that, up to six years ago, he did not know he was going to write. The genesis of this book was as a means to organize spiritual beliefs and thoughts in an effort to better comprehend their place in this universe. It has evolved into a hope that something in it may help others to direct their own spiritual path.