Day Three: Do You Realise That You Have The Most Beautiful Face?

So I have meet Ken Wilber, in fact I spent three hours with him. And what are my impressions?  The man’s mind is a wonder; as each question was asked it was amazing to see how he was able to link things together, he could find patterns within patterns, and all the time he had a wonderful clarity about his speech, there were moments where I just let myself fall into the rhythm and texture of his words.

From questions about the afterlife, to the myth of the given as it relates to the work of Katie Byron, to a very vibrant explanation of social poesies.

“He spun, twisted, dived, jumped and landed each argument, each point of view, and each perspective, with a power and intention that I knew I was witness spirit in action.”

He spun, twisted, dived, jumped and landed each argument, each point of view, and each perspective, with a power and intention that I knew I was witness spirit in action.

He was always graceful – from signing books to accepting manuscripts to read to offering support.

Did I want to ask Ken anything, well I know that James has suggested that I would be discussing the Integral Symposium with Ken, but as I sat there I did not want to ask a question. I tried; I searched myself for the intention to speak up.

But I had nothing and for me I think this was the joy of being with Ken, I was not silent I was fully communicating, in commune with one of the worlds greatest thinkers who was relaxed which allowed everyone to relax, there was no guru about him, no condescending of giving time because he had to as part of our programme.

He was a welcoming host into his house.

But I was also shocked, he looked frail and unsteady, his body did not have the power he once held, what I saw was not the ripped athlete but an old man.

He was more Yoda than Jesus, I do not mean this as disrespect, I want to highlight how Ken is still pushing into new areas of consciousness, he is still the great pioneer, leading the way but now more than ever he needs the support of the people around him and not just organisational support but health care support.

And this is what makes my time with Ken all the more wonderful, he gave of himself, all of himself, to ensure that we got the chance to speak with, meet and call Ken Wilber a friend.

Gary

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