In a sea of self-help, swimming with bigger and smarter fish, I will be so bold as to isolate the one thing that spawned humankind’s cries for salvation. Then I will label it a lie. I will explain where the lie came from and why we mostly still believe it. And I will do my best to convince you that, despite any and all evidence to the contrary, you are all that is good–not that you can be, or that you will be when you meet certain criteria, but that you are innately good, innately love, innately more than you ever dreamed of being.
Note: This is the opening paragraph from my book “Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth That You’re Not” (Health Communications, 2008).