Podcast 630: The Five Longings with David Richo


I recently had the opportunity to interview David Richo, for his sophomore appearance here at, Inside Personal Growth. David and I discussed his new book entitled, ” The Five Longings-What We’ve Always Wanted and Already Have.”

Have you ever had a vague sense that something’s missing from your life? Congratulations. That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive.  But what’s even more wonderful? According to David Richo, it is when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for–like love, meaning, freedom, happiness and growth–you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but also find the things you long for were never really “missing at all.”

In my interview with David, we explore the five longings that he feels are prominent in all of our lives.  As David says, “Life keeps showing us that what we want or cling to doesn’t last. This fact does not mean that what is impermanent is not necessary or of less value than what is permanent–a common bias.   The fact that something will not last can mean that it is very precious indeed, precisely because it will be with us so briefly.”

Enjoy this insightful podcast with author David Richo about his new book entitled “The Five Longings“. For more information about David please click here to be directed to his website.



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