I have always been keenly interested in inner mastery. Much of this interest stems from my childhood. Growing up on the tough, mean streets on the South Side of Johannesburg in government housing (similar to the Projects in the USA) I had to dodge the neighbourhood gangs, and school yard bullies daily. Added to this, I grew up never knowing my father, and having to deal with a mother that was a raging abusive alcoholic. I always felt that my entire world was out of control as a child. It’s hard to explain at times, but I felt trapped like a prisoner inside my body, trapped in a really bad nightmare and I wanted to wake up. I felt a total discomfort in my own skin, and if I could have ripped my flesh right off I would have.