24 episodes

Travel Whys is a travel podcast for growth-hungry entrepreneurs. We explore the deep reasons why people travel - and why, perhaps, everyone ought to adopt a "traveler's spirit" - because we believe travel can be so much more than merely vacation or leisure. Instead, we see travel as an opportunity for growth and transformation, and as an integral part of a flourishing life full of deep meaning and happiness. We're pioneers in exploring travel in combination with the themes of continuous learning and the psychology of flow states.

You'll find multiple different series of episodes in the show. For example, our "A Trip That Changed Me" episodes are an opportunity to explore a destination and listen in to a traveler's story of how their trip provoked a change to their perspective and future direction. In our "Explorer Conversations" episodes, we talk with experts and other guests on cutting-edge issues involving travel, continuous learning and flow states. Lastly, for those who would like to get involved with an interactive experience, we're partnering with 52 Living Ideas for the "Flow Book Club" starting with a chapter-by-chapter exploration of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" See: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/

Travel Whys is sponsored by Delve Travel, a new boutique travel agency serving high-ticket entrepreneurs with luxury wellness travel experiences and high-end retreat planning and management services. Find out more at: https://www.delvetravel.com

Travel Whys K. Joia Houheneka at Delve Travel

    • Society & Culture

Travel Whys is a travel podcast for growth-hungry entrepreneurs. We explore the deep reasons why people travel - and why, perhaps, everyone ought to adopt a "traveler's spirit" - because we believe travel can be so much more than merely vacation or leisure. Instead, we see travel as an opportunity for growth and transformation, and as an integral part of a flourishing life full of deep meaning and happiness. We're pioneers in exploring travel in combination with the themes of continuous learning and the psychology of flow states.

You'll find multiple different series of episodes in the show. For example, our "A Trip That Changed Me" episodes are an opportunity to explore a destination and listen in to a traveler's story of how their trip provoked a change to their perspective and future direction. In our "Explorer Conversations" episodes, we talk with experts and other guests on cutting-edge issues involving travel, continuous learning and flow states. Lastly, for those who would like to get involved with an interactive experience, we're partnering with 52 Living Ideas for the "Flow Book Club" starting with a chapter-by-chapter exploration of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" See: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/

Travel Whys is sponsored by Delve Travel, a new boutique travel agency serving high-ticket entrepreneurs with luxury wellness travel experiences and high-end retreat planning and management services. Find out more at: https://www.delvetravel.com

    The Evolving Self Chapter 6 Discussion: Directing Evolution | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 6 Discussion: Directing Evolution | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 6: Directing Evolution
    Finally, we’re on to Part II and focused on evolving into the future! Specifically, we’re exploring MC’s ideas on how to control the direction of evolution. As he says, “To start on this task, we need to reach a better understanding of what evolution entails.” That is the work we’ll begin in this chapter. As MC states, “What makes the evolution of complexity possible is the fact that we also have a built-in predilection for learning new skills, for doing difficult things that stretch our abilities, for creating order in our consciousness and in our environment” – and what makes that possible and easy is, of course, FLOW!
    Topics: “Some Principles of Evolution” “The Nature of Complexity” “Morality and Evolution” “The Control of Population” “Eumemics: Limiting the Reproduction of Memes” “Complexity of Consciousness”
    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka
    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 5 Discussion: Memes Versus Genes | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 5 Discussion: Memes Versus Genes | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 5: Memes Versus Genes
    This is the final chapter for Part I “The Lure of the Past” – starting in the next discussion we’ll be turning our attention to what we can control for the future. To summarize thus far, as MC describes, “… many of the greatest dangers on the path to the future are the result of previous adaptive successes: the organization of the brain, the emergence of a primitive self, the genetic instructions that helped us survive through past millennia, and the competition with other people…” Now in this chapter we focus on one final potential danger: “the threat of the artifacts we have created to make our lives more comfortable”. In other words, the danger of memes.
    Topics: “The Competition of Memes” “Memes and Addiction” “Memes and Media” “The Competition of Ideas” “Memes and Materialism”






    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka


    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 4 Discussion: Predators and Parasites | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 4 Discussion: Predators and Parasites | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 4: Predators and Parasites
    In the last chapter, we explored illusions that arise for us as individuals from internal forces such as our genes or our sense of self. But some obstacles come from our interactions with others. In this chapter, we focus on the dangers of exploitation and oppression; as MC states, if we are to thrive, “… it is mandatory that we understand how much of our psychic energy is channeled away by those who drain our lives to enrich theirs.”
    Topics: “The Forces of Selection” “Power and Oppression” “The Exploitation of Women and Children” “Individual Differences in Power” “The Transmission of Inequality” “Parasitic Exploitation” “The Strategy of Irresponsibility” “Exploitation Through Mimicry”




    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka


    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 3 Discussion: The Veils of Maya | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 3 Discussion: The Veils of Maya | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 3: The Veils of Maya


    How do we overcome illusion? In this chapter, we explore with MC how our genes, cultures, and self-delusions can hold us back from achieving our real potentials and what we can do about it. As MC says, “We normally allow a whole series of illusions to stand between ourselves and reality. Built out of genetic instructions, cultural rules, and the unbridled desires of the self, these distortions are comforting, yet they need to be seen through for the self to be truly liberated.”


    Topics: “Illusion and Reality” “The World of the Genes” “The World of Culture” “The World of the Self”




    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka


    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 2 Discussion: Who Controls the Mind? | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 2 Discussion: Who Controls the Mind? | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 2: Who Controls the Mind?


    In this chapter, we’re exploring how the mind functions. As MC says, “…to live an entire life without understanding how we think, why we feel the way we feel, what directs our actions is to miss what is most important in life, which is the quality of experience itself”. We’ll delve into those aspects of the brain-mind functioning that are built into us given our evolutionary heritage - and also explore our capacity for choice.


    Topics: “Eternal dissatisfaction” “Chaos and Consciousness” “Why is Happiness So Elusive?” “The Limits of Reason” “The Addiction to Pleasure” “Stress, Strain, and Hormones”




    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka


    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 1 Discussion: The Mind and History | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 1 Discussion: The Mind and History | Flow Book Club

    Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
    In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
    MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
    Chapter 1: The Mind and History
    At the start of this book, MC begins laying out the argument for his thesis “that becoming an active, conscious part of the evolutionary process is the best way to give meaning to our lives at the present point in time and to enjoy each moment along the way”. We explore the idea of evolution as the selective survival of information. We also delve into the development of self-reflective consciousness.
    Topics: “The Perspective of Evolution” “The Global Network” “At the Hinges of the New Millennium” “Chance, Necessity, and Something Else”, “Are We Hopelessly Bad?” “The Good and the Bad” “The Emergence of the Self”


    Music:
    “Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka


    This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.


    Join us for more episodes of the Travel Whys podcast as we explore travel, continuous learning, and the psychology of flow.


    If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s committed to excellence and seeking luxury wellness travel experiences, or you’re interested in planning a high-end destination retreat, VIP Day, or mastermind event, check out Delve Travel: www.delvetravel.com


    And don’t forget to follow us on social!
    Facebook Page: @delvetravel
    Instagram: @travelwhys_delvetravel
    LinkedIn: Company Delve Travel

    • 1 hr 29 min

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