Deep, limitless gratitude and appreciation… 3 most profound, direct influences on my life, work and path — my teachers Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Roshi Bernie Glassman and Ken!
Dear Ken, I read your first book when I was 25, that is 30 years ago. You have been a great inspiration for me since than. I have been using the AQAL Matrix for many years to expand my clients’ awareness in the area of nutrition. The project from seminars, lectures and retreats is called Integral Nutrition. Also in many other areas your work has changed my life, enriched it and shown perspectives. This will be forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being. Sven from Berlin.
Though we have never personally met, I am deeply grateful for your contributions.
My first book of yours was Integral Theory, which I read multiple times as I felt deeply that “this is what I need.”
As a swimmer in the 12,000 meter per day era then a top LA Studio trumpeter with appurtenant practice routines musician in my youth, there were parts of my “growing up” which were missing due to lack of time that others supposedly but not always used to socialize, think, and assimilate/Integrate.
Without the AQAL framework, learning Mindfulness, and making my subjective views object over and over again, these shortcomings would have continued to frustrate my efforts at a happy and good life…without me knowing why or how.
Integral Theory, Integral Practices, AQAl, understanding complete but increasingly complex inclusive holon theories, and the various matrices of Growing Up, Showing Up, Lines, Levels, and States have improved my life immeasurably.
Dearest Ken – thank you so much for all you’ve contributed to the world and to my understanding, my worldview and to my creative output!
My latest song, “Wake Up As One” ends with your words:
Come on let’s wake up as One
Come on let’s wake up
Come on let’s grow up
Come on let’s clean up
Come on let’s show up
Come on then…
With love, gratitude and infinite blessings <3