The proverbs in this book come from the Author's inner work over the past quarter century. It has been his regular practice when in need of guidance to consult his "inner cast of characters" and listen to them. There was a time in his life when a bout with cancer made death seem imminent. As a part of doing his "death-work" he re-read all the written dialogues from the past twenty five years. It was a way of pulling his life together in order to lay it down, of setting his spiritual house in order before making his final journey.