Mon, 4 April 2016
INQUIRY is a new book that I'm working on in response to life imitating art.
What happens when goals aren't enough? As entrepreneurs, artists, change-makers and creators, we live in a world where Hustle is King and consciousness often takes a back seat to Ego. And yet, we're more disconnected and unsocialized as a result. What happens when you realize that goals are nothing more than ego and self-will trying to exert itself over trying to heal the past or control the future? What happens is you either push harder, create more goals and distractions, or, you let go.
When I was 27, my life fell apart. I became homeless and had to move in with grandma in Maine after living a first class lifestyle in the entertainment business. Yet also - I had achieved almost all of the goals that I had set out to achieve when I was in my early 20s.
So, my life didn't really fall apart -- it broke open to the real potential of life, not the fake potential that I was wrapped up in. What I learned over the next three years is the importance of the type of questions we ask ourselves. The quality of those questions becomes the DNA of our life experience. It's a process of on-going INQUIRY, and it's the nature of my next book.
This episode shares with you the beginning of that journey.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC (c) 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Post produced Mottram Media Group, Perth, Aus.