What Death Teaches Us About Living

In this episode

I’m joined by the phenomenal, Bronnie Ware

Guided by the profound insights outlined in her book, this conversation is deep, vast and loaded with truth.

Best-selling author, global speaker, storyteller and teacher of courage, Bronnie Ware is someone who speaks effortlessly with compassion and profound wisdom. Her words sort of stop you in your tracks – there’s no escaping the truth in what she shares. After working at the bedside of the dying for many years, Bronnie alchemized her profound insights and experience into the prolific international bestselling memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Our conversation travels in many directions and asks some enormous and important questions spanning creativity, purpose, motherhood, the importance of creating space, soul journeys, religion and the ultimate question: what does happen when we die?

“The more you can face the fact that you’re going to die and that your time is actually sacred, every minute, every day is sacred, you start to let go of other people’s opinions.”

— Bronnie Ware


Soul Inquiry

Soul Inquiry is a practice where we enter a direct dialogue with our inner self. 

The Soul Inquiry prompt for this episode is:
How are you being called to create more space in your life so you can truly live?

Now it’s time to commit to a grounded action:
What is one baby step you can take in that direction?

Key Timestamps

  • 02:19 The importance of living slowly and simply.

  • 06:29 Regret 5: “I wish I had let myself be happier.”

  • 06:56 Why doesn’t society look at death?

  • 12:51 Regret 2: “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard”

  • 21:16 Do birth and death feel similar?

  • 24:45 Our experiences of life leaving the body.

  • 32:19 Regret 3: “I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.”

  • 36:18 What happens to our soul when we die?

  • 50:20 Defining 'the sacred'

  • 51:49 Today's Soul Inquiry prompt.

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