Before The Afterlife
About This Show
In these times of upheaval and crisis, what's it take to be happy, serene and peaceful? I've put the question to as many healers, mystics, monks, psychics, authors, brain geeks, authors and more. Now, in the midst of incredible global turmoil, I figure we all need healing more than ever. Which is why I started this podcast ... so we can get it right before we go!
Most Recent Episode
A Master Conversation About Letting Go -- with Timber Hawkeye
4 days ago
“I’m not a teacher, I’m not a guru, I’m not an anything. All I am is a sharer, and it seems unusual because it’s the stuff no one talks about … “ begins author Timber Hawkeye. Best known for his book, Buddhist Boot Camp, Timber has continued to write and speak about what It means to be at peace in this world. Particularly, he loves to talk about letting go, and how to appreciate what’s right in front of you. And people lap up his message. Awarded 900+ five star reviews on Amazon, Buddhist Boot Camp continues to be a perennial best seller. It’s odd that we need reminding about the simple truth of letting go. And yet … we do. In fact, Timber says, letting go and seeing our world as abundant removes the barriers between us. “There’s a constant flux of incoming and outgoing, if I live with this perspective of abundance and enough … that nothing is missing. The moment I realize that I have more than enough – I pass it on and that keeps the abundance flowing to all. That breaks the boundary between us and them.” In our conversation, I was really struck by how light-hearted, genuinely peaceful and fun Timber is. He has an admirable clarity and calm in a time most of us find turbulent. Timber Hawkeye calls himself ‘A Soldier of Peace in the Army of Love’ … and I agree. Here’s what I learned from him: How a quest for simplicity drew him to Buddha’s teaching Letting go as a spiritual practice Why letting go of our extra stuff liberates the soul The difference between non-attachment and detachment How and why we identify constantly as victims Why it’s easy to be a minimalist in a get-get-get culture How to redefine what ‘enough’ is Is life really ‘a piece of cake’? … and how to make it truly so The difference between unconditional kindness and ego How we learn to be separate from others On using social media vulnerability How to live in ‘this time’ of political turmoil Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate BIO Timber writes: Ten years ago, when I left the corporate world and moved to Hawaii, I started emailing my friends and family every month to let them know what’s going on in my life. About eight years later, my friend Kim suggested that I share those emails with t