Becoming Toast | Missing Rock Bottom

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Cliff Edges of Life, MuSiNG Around

What a night.  It’s the moon again, waning.  Revolution of the self, toasted.  Winking at freedom, the knack is to throw yourself at rock bottom and miss.  Don’t Panic!  Stop seeking solace and contentment.  It is a good distraction for some, but no longer for me.


“Authentic transformation is…not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast.”- Ken Wilber

For much of our lives, we naturally dabble in and actively pursue change… an evolution of selfhood.

But what Ken baby is talking about is a REVOLUTION of self. And that’s mighty appealing in terms of knowing your white hot truth. Just the mere willingness to be ‘toast’, to be shattered, will expand you to new proportions.

So then the question is, are you willing to transform? … to give it up; to be the fool, to re-write your story, to not recognize yourself; to believe differently; to be something, someone, you have not yet known? Sounds miraculous. Authentic transformation doesn’t necessarily depend on a nirvana experience or a nervous breakdown — though, hitting rock bottom can be incredibly efficient…

The Wanderings continue….

  • Add people and ideas to your life that are more in alignment with who you are,
  • Stop doing all the things that don’t make you come alive.
  • Stop materialism and replace chasing things with cultivating freedom.
  • Be Insanely Real.

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