Born into a normal family in East Germany, Peter Albion followed family tradition and became a butcher's apprentice, much to his own shock. This was not the path he wanted to follow. Two years later, his family had left for West Germany, but he remained with his paternal grandparents. Sadly, his grandmother took her own life, followed six month later by the suicide of his mother-events that would inform the rest of his life. At sixteen, he had no understanding of life, death, or being; religion had not given him peace or love. It took him twenty years to begin to heal from these devastating losses, and now he shares the lessons he learned in the process. To begin a new life, Peter immigrated alone to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There he learned that self-observation never stops; the imaginary self-the ego-never gives up. Still, it is possible to become the master of one's own house. Extraordinary life events that many experience can lead to positive thought if ruthless honesty, integrity, and tenacity are applied to self-observation in the present. No one can breathe, eat, or be for you; Albion advises to be wary of anyone or any organization promising heavenly salvation and possibly enlightenment, especially if it proclaims exclusivity with conditions attached.