My Confession & Inauthentic BS – From My Heart #21

Ken W. Stone,
“The Soul Archaeologist”

Internationally Recognized Spiritual Teacher and Healer, and Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program

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My Confession & Inauthentic BS – From My Heart #21

Aug

31

2011

Ken W Stone

There’s a big gap between what I write, and what I say, and I’m struggling with this. I write things that make it sound like I think it’s possible to have a perfect life, with no challenges and everything perfect in the blink of an eye. When I talk with people I say things like we’re all in the same soup together. We all struggle with the same things. We are all the same, and there are some things we can do to start to improve our lives and our experience of ourselves. I talk about incremental movement towards the goal, of tools and resources to support that process. Of a journey that is ongoing. I write that we are all a undistorted extension of the Divine – and we are. What I say is that it takes work – building a practice and habituating an experience to slowly over time change our experience of our lives. There’s no magic pill. I tell the story my friend Tim told me three years ago when I asked him: “When will my life be better?” I was referring to the radical difference between the sacred space I was experiencing with clients, and the experience of the rest of my life – how a large percentage of my life felt like a major mess, and very small percentage felt amazing, and in alignment with my true nature. Tim shared with me a story that Maharishi told him when they spent time in Europe together about how cloth is dyed in color and set out in the sun over and over and over again. Until one day the new color is secure. At this point – perhaps thousands of times through the process – the cloth now has a color that will not fade, even if it is left out in the sun (where most cloth would lose its color in time). Tim’s story didn’t really inspire me. Truth is it discouraged me. I didn’t want to work that hard, and I didn’t think I could do it. And it was real. These last three years I’ve been doing a simple practice over and over and over again. It has refined and become more clear to me over time. When I stop, I am quickly reminded of the importance of this practice. And so I start again. The times that used to be in the majority, are now in the minority and shrinking all the time. I believe it can be the same for you. And I’m still struggling with the difference between what I write – and what I say when I communicate what is available for you, and how I can help you. I’m working on it. The journey towards authenticity hasn’t been an easy one for me. It continues. I’m grateful we’re on the journey together, and I’m grateful for the time we’ve shared together as you’ve read my words. Peace, Ken (originally written on 8/10/11)