ZenSmarts

ZenSmarts

Our first guest.
I know !
Finally, another voice on this…
On this…
On this what ?
Miraculously ongoing, eccentric and provocative excuse of a podcast ?
Anyway.
Meet Meredith Hooke from Zensmarts.com, a former Hedge Fund Trader now Buddhist and meditation expert.
I know, it sounds so cool, uh ?
Inconceivably enough, Meredith accepted to participate to our show after listening to one of our episodes.
Yeah, Buddhists are the shit !

 

I must admit, I was far from happy at the end of the podcast.
No, I was fucking pissed off at Tim !
Seems like he was the guest of the show.
Talking non-stop.
He and his “Diva” complex.
Fair enough, he was witty as usual, but still…
Fuck me !
Meredith was the guest, she should have had the majority of the talking time
I could imagine all the other people we wanted to invite just declining one by one.
“Well, what’s the use if the old guy monopolizes the mic ?”
Yeah…
What’s the use ?

And then, I’ve remembered.
Thanks to the Jack Kornfield on the Duncan Trussell Family Hour’s podcast, I’ve remembered.
What was the objective here ?
Being different and original.
Showing authenticity and imperfection.
Offering an alternative.
All that…
And because of Jack, I re-connected to what was important here.
See how scary that is ?
Not following the standard model and narrative.
Unconventional.
Tim was applying that during the podcast.
But me ?
I couldn’t let go.
And it shows on the recording.
All rigid.
Trying to stick to a more classical form of interview.
“Classical”
What does this mean anyway ?
I am not proud of myself and I recognize it.
And I stop whining now !

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Olivier Larvor