Welcome to the home page of David and Kathryn Graystone
We’re glad you’re here — welcome home!
We want share with you some insights and ideas we believe are critical to your understanding, your peace of mind, and your spiritual and intellectual growth. We’re motivated, at least in part, by a desire to share the mechanisms underlying our own happiness and success. We’re also driven by a deepening sense of dissatisfaction with many of the commercially popular books and guides that are supposed to help you find your way through the growing confusion surrounding us. If you’ve been searching from some real clarity and understanding, you may have hard questions for many of those who claim they have an ability to help you. That’s fine with us — we share your experience.
We’ve thought about these issues for more than three decades…
…and we believe that, at long last, we have some ideas you may find interesting and useful. We’ll be sharing these ideas over time in The Graystone Blog, and we hope you’ll subscribe and visit us often. If you like what you see, you might want to think about becoming a registered user — we’d love to have you with us on that basis.
Here’s the short version of our message. There’s no magical secret to happiness, success, peace of mind, or even the acquisition of material wealth.
Yeah, we know that sucks.
Instead, there is only clarity about who you really are, what you really want, and what you’re prepared to do to get it humanely and conscientiously. We believe — and we can demonstrate — that you already have within you the ability to find clarity and define your own peace and joy. Unfortunately, the process is neither automatic nor without personal cost. Being happy from moment to moment is not about walking around in a fog with a silly grin on your face. It’s not about suddenly being magically free of all your responsibilities or problems. It’s not about looking for ways to justify your own supposed shortcomings. It’s not about relying on advice from self-proclaimed gurus because you think they know more than you do. It’s not about deciding to ignore your responsibilities as a human being in favor of mindless passivity.
The real truth, from our perspective: it’s about learning how to keep your spiritual, emotional and intellectual balance so that you don’t have to sacrifice personal joy in daily living. It’s about learning the mechanisms by which you can determine the true nature of your own wishes and desires, and then realize them for yourself honestly and ethically. It’s about accepting rather than denying your natural gifts, including language, ego and intellect. It’s about redefining who you are from a position of intentional clarity.
All of this takes work.
You’ve got to be realistic about that fact. You can’t expect to reap rewards if you’re not prepared to make a properly focused investment of spirit, time and energy. You shouldn’t be daunted by any of this. In fact, we’re here to tell you that it CAN be done, and done more simply than you might think — as long as you’re prepared to work at it. To paraphrase William Ernest Henley, you are indeed “the master of your fate” and “the captain of your soul” in ways you’ve never dreamed possible.
Hang out with us here for a while. We’ll show you.