J.W. BERTOLOTTI

SEEKER | PHILOSOPHER | WRITER

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AN INTRODUCTION

Who am I? I’m still figuring that one out, but as for what I do, first and foremost, I’m a father to two great kids and husband to my wonderful wife. I spent much of my adult life in the U.S. Air Force on active duty. After retiring from the military, I founded the Perennial Leader Project to dedicate my efforts to searching for and spreading wisdom for modern life. I enjoy exploring the intersection of wisdom traditions and hope to publish my first book in the coming year.

"How comfortable are you with questions that have no answer? Even if we discover life’s questions, it does not necessarily mean we can ever have any certainty about the answers. 'The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble,' observed the psychologist Carl Jung. The strange paradox is that finding meaning requires us to listen for and discern life’s questions while at the same time accepting the notion that many of the questions have no answer."

J.W. Bertolotti (Discerning Life's Questions: Finding Meaning in the Uncertainty of Life)

AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE

TRIBUTE: HERACLITUS

“Those who love wisdom must investigate many things.”

– Heraclitus

Hail to Heraclitus! For some strange reason, I have been gnawed at by the question of how one can change their life. This question naturally brought to the wisdom of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 – c. 475 BC), by way of this quote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.” Although little is known of his life, his ideas significantly influenced the Stoics and live on today.

THE PERENNIAL TRADITION WITH J.W. BERTOLOTTI

 In the Walled Garden, I contribute short reflections and teachings inspired by ancient philosophy and spiritual traditions designed to help you live your highest good. 

IN SEARCH OF WISDOM WITH J.W. BERTOLOTTI

I’m the host of In Search of Wisdom, a conversational podcast seeking to uncover timeless lessons for daily life. My interviews explore philosophy, theology, Buddhism, psychology, and everything in between in search of practical wisdom for modern life.

UPCOMING EVENTS

As a contributor to The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, I explore, write, mentor, and find meaning and connection with this growing community of seekers and curious minds.

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