In this episode of Hope, Healing, and WellBeing, host Mary Treacy O’Keefe interviews Rabbi Harold Kushner author of the international bestsellers When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life that Matters. Rabbi Kushner describes how integrity, gratitude, our relationships with each other and with God help us live more significant and meaningful lives, even in the midst of difficult times.
Rabbi Kushner talks about his books and the messages that lie within their pages. He also reveals a bit about his writing process and talks about an important choice he had to make when his first book tour coincided with 9/11: To go or not to go. “I said, ‘No, I want to keep on doing what I do. I want to get on that plane and go around and talk about this message and give people hope and I’m not going to let the terrorists scare me out of doing what I like to do!'”
“Death is the end of life like the period is the end of a sentence–it doesn’t rob the sentence of meaning, it defines what the meaning of the sentence was,” says Rabbi Kushner. O’Keefe and Kushner hit all the major topics in this interview: Life, Death, God, Success, and everything in-between.
Learn the difference between why bad things happen to good people and when good things happen to good people. Learn how to respond and cope when bad things happen to you or someone you love. Kushner discusses dealing with grief, hope, and struggling with his own religious beliefs when faced with a pain that not only changed his life but defined his character.
How will you be remembered when your time comes to “move on?” Are you ready to step up and make a difference? Are you ready to live a life of meaning?