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Climbing Maya - An Exploration Into Success

Ken La Salle

What is success? What does it mean? How is it that we all look for this thing we call “success,” while each having our own idea about what it could be? Is there one definition for success? And why does the dictionary get it wrong? Find out in Climbing Maya. Each person must find success on their own, of course. It’s either that or remain unfulfilled. Nobody tells us what it is or how to find it or even what to look for; we’re just told that it’s what we’re supposed to be. Common ideas about success include money, fame, power, and belongings – but those are all ultimately meaningless in the face of mortality. As it turns out, “success” isn’t a thing we acquire or a place where we go. It’s not a job or a family or any one thing. It is all of these things, and when you find what they all have in common the way to success opens before you. Success casts its great shadow, like the shadow of some unscalable mountain, across our lives. We know it’s “up there.” But what does it mean to go “up there?” Where is the map that shows us the way? Climbing Maya was my way of finding the answer to this question of success, my way of defining the term and laying out a map to the goal. As a philosophical memoir, Climbing Maya exposes the reader to ideas about success in the works of Plato and Aristotle, Optimality Theory and Buddhism, Kundalini Yoga, Maslow, and much more as I search for the final answer. Because success, as it turns out, is not about being rich or having it all. It’s about finding that place in your life where you can breathe free, understand yourself, and take that next step towards becoming who you want to be.

What is success? What does it mean? How is it that we all look for this thing we call “success,” while each having our own idea about what it could be? Is there one definition for success? And why does the dictionary get it wrong? Find out in Climbing Maya. Each person must find success on their own, of course. It’s either that or remain unfulfilled. Nobody tells us what it is or how to find it or even what to look for; we’re just told that it’s what we’re supposed to be. Common ideas about success include money, fame, power, and belongings – but those are all ultimately meaningless in the face of mortality. As it turns out, “success” isn’t a thing we acquire or a place where we go. It’s not a job or a family or any one thing. It is all of these things, and when you find what they all have in common the way to success opens before you. Success casts its great shadow, like the shadow of some unscalable mountain, across our lives. We know it’s “up there.” But what does it mean to go “up there?” Where is the map that shows us the way? Climbing Maya was my way of finding the answer to this question of success, my way of defining the term and laying out a map to the goal. As a philosophical memoir, Climbing Maya exposes the reader to ideas about success in the works of Plato and Aristotle, Optimality Theory and Buddhism, Kundalini Yoga, Maslow, and much more as I search for the final answer. Because success, as it turns out, is not about being rich or having it all. It’s about finding that place in your life where you can breathe free, understand yourself, and take that next step towards becoming who you want to be.
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What is success? What does it mean? How is it that we all look for this thing we call “success,” while each having our own idea about what it could be? Is there one definition for success? And why does the dictionary get it wrong? Find out in Climbing Maya. Each person must find success on their own, of course. It’s either that or remain unfulfilled. Nobody tells us what it is or how to find it or even what to look for; we’re just told that it’s what we’re supposed to be. Common ideas about success include money, fame, power, and belongings – but those are all ultimately meaningless in the face of mortality. As it turns out, “success” isn’t a thing we acquire or a place where we go. It’s not a job or a family or any one thing. It is all of these things, and when you find what they all have in common the way to success opens before you. Success casts its great shadow, like the shadow of some unscalable mountain, across our lives. We know it’s “up there.” But what does it mean to go “up there?” Where is the map that shows us the way? Climbing Maya was my way of finding the answer to this question of success, my way of defining the term and laying out a map to the goal. As a philosophical memoir, Climbing Maya exposes the reader to ideas about success in the works of Plato and Aristotle, Optimality Theory and Buddhism, Kundalini Yoga, Maslow, and much more as I search for the final answer. Because success, as it turns out, is not about being rich or having it all. It’s about finding that place in your life where you can breathe free, understand yourself, and take that next step towards becoming who you want to be.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:24