Let’s face it, there’s alot of dead time in podcasts. And there are so many podcasts that they are hard to keep up with (I should know, I just appeared on 50 of them while promoting my book!). At my sold-out Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga Esalen workshops I’ve gained a reputation as “The Fortune Cookie Man.” If you have taken my classes you know that I view our blessings the same way I view our curses. My mind happens to be extremely reductionistic, which is both a blessing and a curse. Yes, I can read thousands of pages of upanishads and reduce them to “Atman=Brahman” and read the Bhagavad-Gita and reduce it to “Follow your dharma,” but that sometimes does not translate into me being as patient as I aspire to be.
Anyway, for those who appreciate digestible nuggets of wisdom I have tried to make them as delicious as possible by framing them as “Fortune Cookies meet Podcasts” or PodtuneCookies.com.
Here are some samples from PodtuneCookies.com, directed and edited by Sophie Horwitz-Hirsch: