I used to wish life came with a manual. Maybe something like; ‘Welcome to Planet Earth – A guide to being human’. Some people say it does (as long as you subscribe to their religion).
Like you, I am willing to look outside the confines of conventional religion for truth. I am also a fervent believer in Science, so whatever interpretations I seek to explore, must also comply with scientific inquiry. In the same breath, I am also completely aware of the limitations of Science when dealing with the human condition.
This website is therefore for those people who are wishing to seek a further understanding on how to recognize, navigate and bridge the differences between science and spirit.
My aim is to make the subject matter as simple and as easy-to-read and understand as possible.
The primary intention in my writing this blog, is to extract certain truths wherever they may reside and present them with as little connotation or bias as possible. I have no fixed agenda or belief system, I am only concerned with getting to the truth or, failing that – to what works.
I am no life coach and I have no desire to become one, but if some of my writings can somehow help you on your journey to find your truth, then I’ll feel the whole process has been worthwhile.
I do understand that the problem with writing a blog such as this, is that it is written from ones’ Thinking-mind, which has its own unique opinions and perspectives on the world. Although I will attempt to reduce the opinionated influence my thinking-mind may have on my writings, the truth has come from within me, so will forever be tainted with a personal truth.
It is my hope that a lot of my truths, even if different from yours, will still be analogous to your truth, or at least have a resonating effect with yours.
I trust you’re an intelligent person, so I promise not to intentionally condescend to you in any way.
The modus operandi of my writings will be as follows:
- To try and accept reality, not as I wish it to be, but as it really is.
- I accept human limitations both in myself and others for perfection is not a characteristic of the human, but of the whole.
- Many things are beyond my ability to know. Unperturbed, I will strive to know and understand all that I can to my fullest ability.
- Even in this relatively safe, modern world, we have no guarantee of a tomorrow. But it is because this human life is ephemeral, that it is made more precious and beautiful.
- To acknowledge that my understanding of reality will always be imperfect and incomplete.
- I will confront the reality of death, for if nothing else it serves to remind me that life is fragile, short and capricious.
- Most of all, for me, this blog is about finding a way to develop the right relationship between the self and reality. This does not require that we fully understand or explain the mysteries of the Universe, for this is beyond the capacity of the human. Instead, it aims to explore and celebrate the mystery of being and the dance of becoming, to acknowledge that we are part of something greater than ourselves, something to be revered.
- Everything is susceptible to change.
So a bit about me
I’m Kyle, aka; Ky Wiss – Writer/Project Manager/Nature lover/Truth Seeker. I’m a fervent subscriber to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy ‘Be the change you seek in the world’.
During 2008, I donated 1 year of my life designing and writing a reforestation project for implementation by a provincial government in the Philippines. The project sought ways to prevent the destruction of local forests and to create a plan to reforest areas degraded through deforestation. It wasn’t easy, but the project resulted in the beginnings of a restoration program and greater awareness in preventing the willful destruction of the remaining forest.
I believe that if everyone took a little time out of their life to assist the world to become somehow better (and in the complete absence of hate; it’s for each individual to determine what would make the world a better place), then there would be considerably more harmony and happiness to this world.
At University I studied Food Science & Microbiology. And although I didn’t forge a career in this subject (I couldn’t handle being cooped up in a laboratory), I still retain a very keen interest in Science.
During my 20’s I spent 4 years travelling around the world which has greatly helped me broaden the perspectives I now hold.
I decided to name this site The Awakenment rather than The Enlightenment, not because the enlightenment web address was already taken but because to be enlightened deems one to be free from questions and to have arrived at some pre-determined destination. I am certainly not that.
Awakenment is the process whereby one realizes some hidden reality. It involves the finding out of new information that leads to a change in the way one views and approaches their outlook.
Through Meditation, I started a process of discovery, a process that has begun to change my entire being.
Through this website I hope to communicate what that something is and to try and build a community with others whom are undergoing a similar process.
Some of the things I love:
(Friends and Family is a given)
Being smiled at
Friendly inquisitive animals
Laughing until my stomach hurts
Crisp, clear early mornings
My morning cup of coffee