We recently hit a fairly astonishing milestone a few days ago, the 20 year anniversary of integral membership, and we are so filled with immense gratitude and appreciation for your continued support and commitment to our collective journey.
It was on April 21st, 2003, that we first launched IntegralNaked.org, embarking on an incredible adventure that has led us to where we stand today — as a thriving and ever-evolving community at IntegralLife.com.
Over the past two decades, you have been the driving force behind our growth and success. Your dedication to expanding consciousness, fostering personal growth, and nurturing a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us has been truly inspiring. It is your passion and curiosity that have made our community what it is today.
When Integral Naked first launched, there was nothing else like it on the web. The word “podcast” had not even been coined yet. YouTube wouldn’t emerge for another two years. The approaching tsunami of social media was still beyond the horizon. A lot has changed in the world over the span of these two decades — and yet through it all, our membership has remained for so many a consistent and ongoing source of insight, connection, and personal transformation.
Throughout these 20 years, we have built an extensive and rich archive of evergreen content that serves as a testament to our collective journey. From thought-provoking discussions and enlightening presentations to mesmerizing art galleries and more, our platform has become a treasure trove of wisdom and insights that will continue to inspire and guide us for years to come.
As we celebrate this significant occasion, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Your unwavering commitment, active participation, and eagerness to learn and share your experiences have not only shaped IntegralLife.com, but also enriched the lives of countless individuals around the world.
On a more personal note, hitting 20 years is absolutely mind-blowing to me. I began working with Ken about one month before Integral Naked launched (I still remember how giddy Ken was when he showed us the site for the first time), which is why when I look back through this massive library of content, it feels to me like an archeology of my own first-person experience. I can clearly remember all the different versions of “me” that worked on each of these content pieces — who I was when I wrote this piece, who I was when I published that dialogue, who I was when we held this event or worked on that project. And I can remember all the different versions of “us” as the organization evolved over time — hundreds of friends and colleagues and role models who I have had the privilege of working with over the last two decades, each of whom has left an indelible mark upon my heart. And I remember the dark days too — the heartbreaks, the tender moments, the funerals and failures and falls from grace, each adding to the total deep wisdom of this movement.
I feel so proud and so grateful to have been a part of this journey, and to have grown alongside all of you. It’s been the greatest honor and a privilege I have known, and I look forward to continuing to learn and evolve with you all in the years to come.
Thank you for being an integral part of our community, and here’s to the next 20 years of growth, exploration, and transformation.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Corey deVos and the Integral Life Team