WHO WROTE THIS BLOG?
MY NAME is Dan Brand and I live in the city of Nambour on Australia’s beautiful Queensland Sunshine Coast. I am an ex earth-moving machinery operator, mining and construction supervisor… now retired gentleman and home taught philosopher.
I have had an interest in all things metaphysical from early childhood thanks to my father, who although may have been lacking in some aspects of fatherhood taught me about the planets and the stars in the night sky and instilled in me the curiosity to learn and to ask questions like, ‘Who are we?’, ‘What are we doing here?’ and ‘What’s it all about?’
My learning curve really got into top gear way back in 1980 when I went to Perth in Western Australia to visit family. They were attending courses in spirituality and cosmic awareness. From that I acquired a lot of information, including many books on the matter, which I still possess, written by authors such as Vernon Howard, Alan Watts, Ken Keyes, Joel Kramer and the like.
I was hooked and have had an avid interest in studying such material ever since. My reference library is made up of a raft of books written by such authors as Eckhart Tolle, Richard Bach, Louis Hay, Wayne Dyer, Catherine Ponder, plus A Course In Miracles, Conversations with God and Abraham. My library also consists of audio and video CDs by prominent people containing all considerations about what the truth might be.
I began writing a blog in January 2010, at the start writing about many topics, (Nature’s Pecking Order is an example) but I soon gravitated to writing about my thoughts on philosophy. It seemed that there was someone else who had taken control of my mind and hands while I virtually sat back and watched each story unfold. When each post was finished, I was as amazed as anyone else as to what was written.
As time has gone by I have learned that a post of 400 words or less if possible is more attractive to a reader than one containing in excess of 1,000 words – which at the beginning, most of the older posts were. (Those older posts became the basis for my book).
We all have an innate curiosity to learn the truth about ourselves and if I can assist others with my writing and give them the incentive to pursue their own path to self awareness and enlightenment, then I am ecstatically happy, for I will have done my part as an evolving human being.
I hope you enjoy reading what I write.