Dr. Francis Vala

I lost my best friend in the war at the age of 18. He was clearing a mine field voluntarily, in an attempt to open the path for his fellow comrades, when he exploded. I was devastated. His death led me to deep contemplation and self-reflection, as well as a desire to explore root causes of tragedies like war, and gain a deeper understanding on how we can prevent them.

In 2002, I lost my beloved father suddenly. He suffered a massive heart attack, having shown no previous signs of medical illness. This was yet another wake-up call for me, and a call-to-action.

We need to address the sheer volume of illness we have at individual, social, and cultural levels. In spite of advancements in science, technology and medicine, and the wisdom of countless billions of humans from the past and present, we are faced today with more illness and suffering than perhaps ever before. How can we make meaningful changes in our lives to positively affect the world we live in?

These pressing questions led me on my journey to piece together the puzzle. The culmination of this journey was the 10-year intensive process that led to my book, The Third Vision (2013). Through research, analysis and self-reflection, I found truth in a familiar refrain of Einstein’s: “We cannot solve the dilemmas of humanity with the same minds that created them.”

I realized that the common root of many illnesses which humanity has been suffering from for thousands of years, is the way that the human mind has been conditioned. The current vision we use to understand the truth about ourselves and the world is based on five limited senses. In my book, I refer to this as the ‘Second Vision’. Through this lens, what we observe is not the actual truth about life, but our ‘opinionated reality’… which is in fact just an image of the truth. For personal and global transformation to occur, we need a new vision centered around the unconditioned mind; a new mentality and way of thinking to observe our internal and external worlds from different perspectives. We need to remove our "Second Vision Lens" which filters our perception and delivers an inaccurate illusion of the actual Truth. That is what The Third Vision is about , a more accurate understanding of the truth, explaining the fundamental principles that apply to different aspects of life, utilizing an evidence-based, scientific approach. My dream is a better world through personal, social, and global coherence and transformation. This life-changing opportunity can help you become a better person and lead to a better world!

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Testimonials


 

Zanyar Farhadi

"Thank you for an awesome presentation and speech in your book launch event at the Lynn Valley Library . Everyone in the audience is still thinking about your speech and the way that you examine some of the dilemmas of our world..."

Elda Lopez

"Dr. Vala brings to light the concept of the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach to understanding humans. It's a read that welcomes an open mind, curiosity, and the possibilities of what has yet to be uncovered..."

Kouhyar Tavakolian Ph.D

"...His talk was very engaging. I particularly liked his psychoanalytic approach to address some of the critical problems we, as human beings, encounter..."