28 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 10 Discussion: A Fellowship of the Future | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 10 Discussion: A Fellowship of the Future | 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 10: A Fellowship of the Future
    The grand finale chapter! Join us as we sum up and celebrate this journey we’ve been on together to explore the ideas of this book. To conclude, we’ll look with MC toward the future and discuss how we can positively shape the further evolution of humanity.
    Topics: “Forging a Fellowship” “Cells of the Future” “A Faith of the Future”

    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 1 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 9 Discussion: The Flow of History | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 9 Discussion: The Flow of 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 9: The Flow of History
    “We can all readily agree that we need to build social systems that are just and complex – even transcendent. But how do we go about accomplishing this?” This question is what we explore in this chapter as we build upon the previous chapter, which examined how to build a transcendent self, to now consider how to build a transcendent society. MC gives us a clue “But the task of a good society is not to enshrine the creative solutions of the past into permanent solutions; it is, rather, to make it possible for creativity to keep asserting itself.

    Topics: “Flow and the Evolution of Technology” “Flow and Historical Change” “The Good Society” “Creating a Good Society” “Educating for the Good Society”



    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 16 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 8 Discussion: The Transcendent Self | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 8 Discussion: The Transcendent Self | 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 8: The Transcendent Self
    Flow is a tool that can produce happiness…or destruction. According to Csikszentmihalyi, “To help guide the progress of evolution, it is not sufficient for a person to enjoy merely any kind of life, but a life that increases order instead of disorder” We need goals that lead to harmony, not entropy. In this chapter we explore how to develop a ‘Transcendent Self”, a self that will invest energy into the future to create a harmonious future.
    Topics: “What Transcenders Are Like” “What Is the Self?” “Evolving Images of the Ideal Self” “The Development of the Self Through the Life Span” “Flow and the Growth of the Self” “The Skills of Spirituality and Wisdom” “The Challenges of the Future”


    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 30 min
    The Evolving Self Chapter 7 Discussion: Evolution and Flow | Flow Book Club

    The Evolving Self Chapter 7 Discussion: Evolution and Flow | 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 7: Evolution and Flow
    We now get to examine flow in detail in connection with evolution! MC finds the connection in complexity. As he says, “In order to ensure their own continuation, evolutionary processes seem to have built into our nervous systems a preference for complexity…we experience enjoyment when we take on a project that stretches our skills in new direction, when we recognize and master new challenges.” Join us in this discussion to explore the nature and benefits of flow and flow’s ties to evolution.

    Topics: “The Elements of Flow” “Why Is Flow Rewarding” “The Consequences of Flow” “What Happens When Flow is Absent” “Flow in Everyday Life"

    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 41 min
    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

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