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EPISODE 170 – JOEL & YERASIMOS | LIFE, DEATH & PURPOSE

With Yerasimos’s father passing away last week, and Joel recently having to navigate the death of a child in-utero, we decided to record an episode this week with just the two of us exploring the timeless mysteries of life, death and meaning through the lens of our uniquely personal recent experiences. 

Listeners are invited to contemplate their own beliefs and values surrounding these profound topics, examining how they shape their perspectives on life’s journey. From grappling with the fear of the unknown to finding solace in the pursuit of meaning, this episode offers a space for reflection and introspection.

Yerasimos’s Father’s Obituary

https://alyssarafidi.substack.com/p/a-journey-of-loss-grief-and-reclamation

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10 Responses

  1. As a Death Doula I found this conversation uplifting and life affirming. I run a Death Cafe in the UK and when people ask me what this is, my simple reply is this: it’s a place to sit and talk to people, often strangers, about death, grief and loss. It’s a place to get comfortable with conversations around mortality both our own and that of those we love. Through a death cafe we can build a courage and a vocabulary to hold precious conversations with those we love particularly when death is approaching. It’s a place to break down taboos, uncomfortable feelings and awkward silence. I’ve recently done a podcast with Ruby Zalman in which I talk about my own fathers death and why I am so passionate about opening conversations and listening to the stories of others which can help us accept and move through our loss.
    Thankyou for sharing your stories.

    1. Thank you for watching and sharing your words. The work you do is very important. There is so much of a focus on the birthing process (which is extremely important), though it’s nice to see more people being more intentional with the dying process and how they navigate conversations around it.

  2. Oh my God you guys! Thank you for the raw authenticity! Reminding us all how human we are and that we truly are all in this together! I appreciate the “real-ness” of the experiences you both shared and for the courage of expression. Blessings to you both, your beautiful wives and precious families! 😘❤️😘

    1. Blessings to you. Thank you so much for your comment and I’m grateful you received value from this conversation.

  3. I just finished listening to this to have a friend call in tears due to a tragic loss over the weekend. Thank you thank you thank you. I didn’t have the right words, as if I could?! but know I was centred in a much bigger picture having listened to you both. I just keep seeing an open hand and a fist // yin Yang for the beauty & brutality of this life and what we must face in these times. Thank you again too for the reminder of the strength of our ancestors – I was originally going to comment Yerosimos doing your dad’s voice sent me – they always were / are within.
    Big love & more to those who have the heart to see ❤️

    1. Glad that this episode could provide some grounding for you during a a difficult moment being there for a friend. Thanks for sharing your comment.

  4. I make this comment in response to Joel stating what would have happened if Eve had not eaten from the Tree. I have been translating the Bible from the Hebrew and I came to a new understanding of that passage of the Scripture and it could be that Adam and Eve thought it was better to die than to be a servant even if that slavery was in a pleasurable place. When you translate the Bible and understand what the Hebrew words really say. You can see that Adam and Eve were created to be servants in the Garden of Eden. Could it be possible that Adam and Eve did not want to be slaves of the Elohim?

  5. Life is a cycle, we are all going to die, it’s the nature of this Maya. When you understand we are spiritual beings having a human experience and the souk carries on. We’ve had so many lives and will have so many more. When you realize this then it allows you to welcome and embrace death but if we are too attached to this MAYA then we will always struggle with death.
    There’s no doubt that one can feel a loss, nothing wrong with that, but it’s also a matter of acceptance. Meditation can allow you to die while living to go into the spiritual realms but most people don’t know this is possible so they just are limited to not knowing.

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