Episode 006 – I Had to Die to Fully Live

Josh found what we have all been searching for.  He found total surrender, total peace and total acceptance.  All the baggage and burdens of life were finally washed away.   He found all this in the most unlikely of places – in the seconds before he took his last breath.

What would it be like to be conscious of your own impending death? What would you experience in your final moments? And finally, how might your life be different if you were revived and given a second chance at life?

This conversation with Josh Mantz brought me a greater sense of peace about Cindy’s death. I’ve often wondered about her last moments. Did she know when she took her last breath? Was she able to finally release her pain in those last seconds? Did she find peace, no matter how brief?

I’ll never know the answer of course, but my conversation with Josh helped me understand one man’s experience. And that gave me a small measure of comfort.

Josh’s second life is very different than his first.   Hear how he has navigated trauma and the great responsibility he has to serve his fellow human beings.  Josh is pulling back the curtain and sharing the truth behind trauma.

So, who is Josh?

Josh Mantz is a professional speaker, author, and the founder of Darker Souls. A 2005 graduate of West Point, Mantz led a highly successful counterinsurgency campaign in Baghdad until a catastrophic sniper attack upended his Army career path in 2007.

In the years since, Mantz has leveraged his combined expertise in relationship-building and recovery from trauma to create a paradigm shift in the approach to healing and nurturing of people from all walks of life who have suffered from emotional trauma. Mantz has been profiled in The New York Times, on CNN and FOX News, and gave a TED Talk at TEDxSantoDomingo 2015.

His upcoming book titled “The Beauty of a Darker Soul” is expected to be published the summer of 2017.  A native of Pennsylvania, Mantz now makes his home in San Jose, CA.  More information can be found on his website at www.darkersouls.com.

I also suggest you read the book Tribe by Sebastian Junger.  It provides so much insight into the importance of community and connection.  https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Homecoming-Belonging-Sebastian-Junger/dp/1455566381

 

 

“Warriors aren’t always the ones who win, but they are always the ones who fight”

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By | 2017-11-20T22:15:55+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 006 – I Had to Die to Fully Live

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