In the wake of illness, war, and history of trauma and despair, how do we perservere, recreate and revive a happy human spirit? The meaning of life is to be happy, and the pursuit of meaning is happiness. We as individuals do not create such meaning, rather it is discovered as we fearlessly process and realize through experience. Anthropologist and researcher David Verdesi has dedicated his work to understanding the meaning of life on a micro-level and sharing his discoveries with the modern world. In his latest adventure, Life’s True Luxury, Verdesi travels throughout Europe, visiting spiritual guides, ministers of happiness, health coaches and holistic practitioners who are using new and old traditions to prioritize mental health and happiness for individuals and communities. His discoveries share and demonstrate real-life circumstances and practices which can positively impact our energies, develop mindful awareness, and inspire the world to unlock pure happiness for the long-term. Life’s true luxury is not material; the power of finding and creating one’s happiness is the real luxury of life, and should be priority for the world.
COMING SOON TO CORE
David Verdesi has dedicated his life to the actualization of the individuation process through applied mind training, comparing wisdom traditions and methods of askesis and its archetype through the hero’s journey, the phenomenology of human potential and altered states of consciousness.
As a wandering anthropologist, he travelled all over the world for 30 years, researching and comparing his own experiences with those of 120 mystics, yogis, cave-dwellers, saints and genuine enlightened beings, Siddhas from the mountains and jungles of India and Xian immortals from China and Southeast Asia, the Shamans of Central and South America and Africa, the Mystics of old Europe and the mysterious saints of the northern Steppes of Russia, Tibet and Mongolia.
He has culminated years of personal askesis and practice into the realization of an algorithm that can be applied to navigate, explore and integrate the human psyche into wholeness, the development of human potential and the maximization of happiness.
These experiences formed an instrumental part of an ongoing work of enrichment and comparison, contributing valuably to the successive phases of the development of his teachings.
Visit his website https://davidverdesi.com/
Episode list coming soon.