– Marc Gafni’s friends, collaborators, and supporters speak out for the sake of restoring integrity. This statement by David M. on Being Proud to Be Part of CIW was first posted as a comment to the Center for Integral Wisdom statement on centerforintegralwisdom.org. You can read the statement below or listen to the audio. –

Looking at the words of all those who have been attacking Marc Gafni and the CIW, reading the way Marc is portrayed, I must confess I wondered:

What would I have thought if I had not known Marc personally for several years?

If I had not read his books or seen him teach or interact with people?

Would I have let myself be led by words of hate?

Would I have questioned what seems to be “self-evident” for so many people?

Would I have added my ignorant voice to their voices, and condemn Marc, without even knowing if there is anything true about what is being said about him?

I hope I would have questioned the real intention of those behind this campaign…

That I would have perceived the very thorough orchestration of these attacks …

That I would have looked behind the words for the facts …

I hope that I would have remembered that “the ends are in the means.” And wondered why the way those who pretend to fight for justice were so hateful and iniquitous.

I hope — but how to be certain? There is, deep in each of us, such an inclination to feel virtuous just by condemning others. Such an inclination to follow the mob, to believe on the basis of appearance…. I will never know.

What I do know is that I am blessed to know Marc and I am utterly certain of his integrity, of his deep empathy with any human being he meets. I love him as a dear friend, respect him as a brilliant thinker, and bow to him as a true evolutionary mystic and spiritual master.

I am proud to be part of the CIW, proud to be part of a band of outrageous lovers and proud of the way we are dealing with the attack we are receiving, in a non-violent way inspired by compassion, truth and the desire to bring more love in the world.

And a last word for those who would read those lines and never met Marc:

Please – do yourself a favor, keep your mind and your heart open.

Question why there is such a crazy extreme initiative to prevent you from hearing what Marc has to say …

Read his books, and discover him for who he is. A beautiful surprise is waiting for you.

David M.
Conscious Business Entrepreneur