Here, I write about what matters to and moves me.
At the age of sixteen, a near death experience taught me the value of time. I strive to spend mine well and help others do the same.
Upon graduating college, I found myself at a cross-roads: put my head down and plow through medical school onto culturally defined success, or answer this vague-something beckoning me out from within. I chose the latter and stumbled my way into a financially-light, minimal lifestyle that allowed me to venture out on a grand global adventure in search of a better sense of what life’s about and how I might want to spend mine.
Some of my more interesting chapters include:
Pedaling a bicycle across the United States raising $96K for the children’s hospital that saved my life.
Tramping about New Zealand and reading books for five months.
Meditating ten hours a day for ten days straight at a Vipassana meditation retreat.
Life on the road in my Honda Element home on wheels.
Reestablishing a giant old log-cabin lodge and bar next to Yellowstone National Park.
This website has two aims:
1. To enable. I strive to share the best of what I encounter with others.
2. To wake. Through the lens of impermanence, much of our cultural conditioning makes little sense. It rarely occurs to us that our ways of being were made up by others and that life can us much larger and more expansive than them. I strive to open eyes to this perspective and offer better ways to spend our days.
Pursuing these aims while I ride the ride of life lends much joy and meaning to my days. Thank you for joining me here.
P.S. I believe my best, most compelling words often come out in my monthly, late-night letters. You can sign up to receive them here:
© Ethan Maurice 2019