In this episode Nick Filth speaks with Joshua Nute about his time in India, Tibet and walking on the "spiritual path towards enlightenment". Joshua takes us back into his past outlining the origins of his interest in Buddhism. A journey that led him across the Himalayans and back to the west to find himself peace momentarily until 9/11.
Josh and Nick speak at length about the importance of a guide when delving into the mystical nature of self and the abstract deeper reality. This figure which was lacking in Joshua’s quest for transcendental insight ultimately was the cause for many struggles along the way. Struggles that unfortunately led him to walk away from Buddhism entirely.
Joshua Nute has spent the majority of his life seeking to help people with disabilities gain greater independence.
He claims to have had at least one foot in the pursuit of mindfulness and on the path towards enlightenment. Joshua is also a father, a husband, and a hobbyist photographer. You can find his photography on Instragram by searching for the username: “naturesok”
All music is performed by Nick Filth.
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Dan Bythewood and Nick Filth discuss many things; the idea of presence, how musical genres can create myopic identities, and the struggle with change.
After each episode the guest is allowed to describe themselves anyway they wish. At the end of the last episode, Pete Marr, chose to have a poem read instead of giving titles. Dan was enamored by this and too chose to have something read as well. It is the following:
Through all labels we subject ourselves to, and all of the ideologies, the only ones that eternally ring true are compassion, kindness and love.
We All Belong.
Dan Bythewood is a tattoo artist working at New York Adorned located in Manhattan, NY.
You can find Dan’s artwork on instagram by simply searching for his name.