I "my egoic self" am a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer. I have always been a spiritual person, searching for truths. As a child I knew only of the Christian religion, which I rejected as lacking truth. Later in my life I met my husband and was introduced to Buddhism. This made more sense to this logical minded self. Recently I have found a local teacher who has instruction in many religions and uses them all to teach what he understands as truth. He tells me to keep searching and look inside myself for the answers.