Hi, I live a simple life and have been practicing since I was 9. Although I didn't know it. It was Sogyal Rinpoche's book on Living and Dying that put me on the path of the middle way. "In the case of mind and body, although one can affect the other, one cannot become the substance of the other. Mind and matter, although dependent on one another, cannot serve as substantial causes for each other." This quote awakened me.