the FAQs of Life

frequently asked questions about life, reality and meaning


about the authors

Martin Hawes and Steve Ruben share a passion for deep inquiry and a perennial amazement that life...well, is.

The two met in 2003 on the side of a highway in southern Tasmania. Since then they have met frequently and engaged in numerous dialogues, sometimes in groups of up to six people. The dialogues are usually spontaneous and have a playful as well as a serious quality, allowing insights and deeply challenging questions to emerge.

Martin and Steve's first published work was Declaration of Freedom. They are currently writing a book and developing further material for this website.

For information about Martin's book Twelve Principles and other collaborations, see Martin's website.