Just as grapes want to turn to wine,
humans want to discover truth.
A force as sure as gravity propels us on the journey of inquiry. To know what’s true, what’s real. Whether we ignore it or investigate further, something in us knows that we are not just here to toil at our work. There is an innate pull to know and understand.
I’ve felt this pull the strongest when I travel to a foreign culture and experience an exotic world of new rhythms, fragrances, colors, and activity. It catapults me out of my usual sense of reality and forces me to question how and why people do what they do. I also feel the pull in simple moments, like when admiring the Tetons in my backyard.
This thirst for truth is what compels me to try wack diets, skip town, or start strange businesses .
How I intend to find truth…
In an age of information overload, how does one distill sincere truth? In my experience, it is through personal investigation that truth and freedom are found. Information and knowledge become wisdom when witnessed through direct experience.
Rather than simply believing what is told, pay attention and experiment for yourself. Take opinions and beliefs with a grain of salt and discover your own truths by questioning everything and getting your hands dirty.
This quality of habitual investigation is central for me to live a mindful, present life. It is a sincere attitude of interest in what’s true right here and now. Though it requires courage, letting go of certainty, and stepping out of our comfortable cocoon.
Ergo, a podcast!
To further foster an environment of investigation for myself, I’m starting a podcast.
For this podcast, I’m committed to objectively investigate a topic of interested for a month (at minimum). Topics will variety depending on my current interests, but you can expect a wide range from health to wealth to wisdom.
Whatever the topic, I’ll strive to unravel truth by diving in hands-on and reaching out to friends and experts along the way. I’ll do my best to bring you bits of wisdom and perhaps encourage you to get involved as well!
Cheers, to the unknown and what’s to come!
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Looking forward to where you seeking, asking, leads you.
Wisdom is also gained through watching the experience of others long term.
Getting antzy on your first podcast. FYI, anyone reading this: I talked to Matthew about whom he has been interviewing, and it really will be worth the listen!