ABOUT

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

Ky WissI’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
Delicious food
Crisp, clear early mornings
My morning cup of coffee
Love itself

16 comments for “ABOUT

  1. bharat
    July 6, 2014 at 2:52 am

    i would like to recommend this book to you. Passage Meditation by Eknath Easwaran.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eknath_Easwaran
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passage_Meditation

    • Ky Wiss
      July 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Thanks. I’ll check it out :)

  2. Dina
    July 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Kyle, wow it’s so nice what you are doing. Watched all your videos on you tube and really like the vid where you explain the difference between consciousness and sub consciousness. I hope I get a chance to meet you one day:)

    • Ky Wiss
      July 12, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Hi Dina,
      Thanks for your lovely comments.
      I co-run a discussion group in Bristol UK, if you’re ever around, you’re more than welcome to join us :)

  3. Robin Hendrix
    August 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Best wishes from Robin, in Serdinya, France. Thanks so much for sharing the mantra, Ky. I don’t have the means right now to pay for TM training so I scoured YouTube to see if someone were generous enough to share. I found your intro to meditation, with the mantra, and was so grateful to you I had to write. My husband, a hard sceptic, is even willing to try it. I’m looking forward to the changes it will bring us, and we’re both excited about getting there eventually, that is to the awakening. My website is http://www.robinhendrix.com ; the Website field wouldn’t accept my URL so I’m including it here. If you have an interest in singing, I have a book that’s also freely given on my website and on academia.edu. I, too, believe in giving away human truths, and my little book is filled with them, ancient knowledge lost for almost a century. Cheers!

    • Ky Wiss
      August 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Robin,
      Thanks for your lovely comments. Glad you found it helpful :)

  4. Maria
    August 31, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Awakenment and awareness ..keep on!

    Congrats for the blog and for the free video :)

  5. Joely
    October 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I am so pleased to have found you! I happened on one of your videos as I was following the path of my own journey and it helped tremendously. In fact, all of them are marvelous and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing! All the best.

    • Ky Wiss
      October 23, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Hi Joely,

      Thanks for your kind comments.
      I’m so glad you found the videos helpful :)

  6. Cameron Adam
    January 8, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Hey Ky Wiss,

    I am fascinated by your articles, I was brought here after reading the discovery by James Gates and proceeded to spend about 3 hours reading about alternative reality theories. I am on the verge of graduating from university, and it seems to me from your bio you are an inquisitive person who wants the world around to ask questions of yourself and for you to ask it back. I feel like travel is a form of self discovery and through self discovery a person breaks the barriers of self obsession and self aggrandizement, once you have found yourself, you have less limitations to your discovery of the things around you, and maybe your capacity to understand the things around you. Just something which I believe to be true, I pretty much find seeing the world to be one of the single most beneficial things a person can do to , I wanted to know what you did during the 4 years while you travelled the world? I have done a bit of travelling and backpacking but I have a strong force which I know is pushing me into the unknown because that is where I feel I will find the answers of which I have yet to form questions for.

    Regards, Cameron

    • Ky Wiss
      January 8, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Hi Cameron,
      Thanks for your lovely comments and I agree with you that travel is as much a journey of self discovery as it is the discovery of people and places. An explanation of what I did during those 4 years would have me rambling on for pages and pages, but to give you an idea, I will just list for you the places I toured during that time:
      Canada, USA, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, The Philippines & Thailand.
      I am incredibly fortunate to have a British passport which has granted me a generous freedom of passage around the globe.

  7. Michael B.
    April 6, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Ky,
    I have studied various writings from Ayn Rand’s Objectivism to L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology. Both have cult-like characteristics where I was seeking simple rationality. Thank you for your lecture “Embracing Human Spirituality and Belief Systems without Religion.” It is the finest expression of rationality I have ever encountered, and you delivered it with admirable clarity. It is every bit what I would strive to say if I had your eloquence.
    I can see how people–left uncertain of themselves through the sheer confusion of living in the modern age–can reach out to a source of confident clarity such as yourself. It is clear that, if you were to muster a position and a body of followers, you would not exploit them. I look forward to learning more about your philosophy.

  8. Josh
    January 14, 2016 at 4:45 am

    First of all i think you have great opinions. I hate the marketing tools every site uses but
    i think you should try to reach to more people . I know you are not trying to make money out of this site but i think it is just sad for your youtube videos to have 1000 views..

  9. Vindana
    July 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Dear Ky,

    I am pretty appreciated about this site and your effort to make others understanding of “The Universal Truth” in which the deep meditations through the Theravada Buddhism or Abhidamma Pitaka. Even-though you are not mentioning which all has been preached by the Lord Buddha before 2600 years about the Mind,that you yourself has identified the reality of life or by your words ” The illusion of physical Reality”.Keep it up and for any assistance feel free to contact me through my given E-mail address.
    Thanks.

    • Ky Wiss
      July 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Vindana

  10. Bruce Sands
    August 26, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for your videos. I found a website a few years ago, http://www.thegreatillusion.com, it has brought me some peace.

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