For the more aware of us, it takes no more than a feather to wake us up that we need to follow a different path.
For others, it takes something a bit more obvious, like a brick.
For most of us, I suspect it is not until we are hit by the steam train that we get the hint, and give ourselves permission to change the course of our lives.
I know this was the case for me, as it was for David Packman, my guest for this week.
A corporate executive in communications, he loved the money, perks and prestige his job gave him.
His feather was his sister taking her own life.
His brick was his mum dying of cancer.
His steam train was getting cancer himself.
Taking the hint he has made some big changes to the way he lives, including becoming a Buddhist, teaching meditation, and putting his communication skills to good use through The Good Men Project and The Sauce.
David is open about his journey and pain in the conversation we had together. Being with him left me feeling warm and connected. I hope you enjoy listening.