Thank you Ken. I see and think differently because of you.
Expressions of Gratitude for Ken Wilber
These messages were left by donors to The Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund.
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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again and again: Ken, you’ve utterly changed my life (and through me, the lives of countless others) by virtue of your brilliance, your relevance, your deep integrity, your boundless heart. Starting in graduate school back in 1979, straight through my doctoral dissertation (on mindfulness, and during which you and I corresponded in incredibly formative ways), and from there on into a career of training thousands of mental health practitioners (therapists, coaches), who themselves took what you’ve taught me into their work with, again, innumerable clients — well, I believe you begin to get a feel for the “mother of all ripple effects”! And that’s just one man’s story…
Bowing humbly, with full heart and grateful spirit, your way, dear, dear soul,
Dear Ken Wilber,
There are no words that can express the deep gratitude that I feel for you throughout the years. Because of your words and insights in the past 20 years, I have understood my Gurus teachings so much better. May the light that you have given me reach all sentient beings.
I wish for you the fulfillment of all your wishes and all Buddha’s blessings.
With warmest regards,
Ken, the brilliance, scope and necessity of your work, your presence, kindness, consistency, vulnerability, willingness to share, courage, leadership and so much more are a priceless gift to humanity and to individuals like myself. I’d give you the world. We need to give it to one another. I’m intimately aware of the realities of chronic illness, mystery illness, and chronic pain and as you’ve said, it’s something you couldn’t bear to place on another human being. I hold my awakened journey of development in the highest regard, yet, in some ways it pales in comparison to the possibilities presented along the journey of chronic illness and pain. Your essence and your work has been and continues to be a light in my life. Your example of resilience and persistence in the face of illness continues to be a source of inspiration. I don’t like to consider human beings as having flaws per se (often illness is perceived as a flaw-if only I/he/she didn’t have THAT), rather we are the infinite example of Life’s potential to express infinite variety. The particular compilation that is YOU is quite STELLAR. Keep on keepin’ on. <3