Taken from Buzzsprout (Feb 19, 2019)
Soulful Conversations With Ash Grunwald: John Butler Episode 2
by Ash Grunwald/ John Butler
Yellow Artwork. Ash Grunwald
Welcome back to Soulful Conversations with Ash Grunwald. This is part two of my interview with the amazing John Butler, and this was a hell of a lot of fun. And I found John to be a beautiful human being. He really is very honest and very generous and funny. And he's just got a whole lot of really great insights. And I know you're going to absolutely love this episode.
Thanks for tuning in, and being on this journey with us on Soulful Conversations with Ash Grunwald. We would love you to share this on socials and rate and review it, and I would be eternally grateful if you could tell your friends, share it on socials with any good quotes that you've found in here.
There are a lot of pearls of wisdom in here from John, I can tell you that, for sure. So as they say, without further ado, John Butler.
Here's what we chatted about:
- John's take on Mental Hygiene for Men
- Manifestation, creating momentum, creativity and ego
- John's belief in the power of non-religious prayer
- What John wanted to be when he grew up and how he stumbled into music
- How John made a conscious deal with the Earth
- The ebb and flow of success
- Self reflection, belonging, acceptance and love
- Music, improvement and the influence of Hendrix being a conduit for 'spirit'
- John's time in India with a famous slide guitarist
Some of our favourite quotes from this John Butler in this episode.
"If I'm allowed to live this very creative life, let it be of service"
"My true idea of success is pay the rent, feed yourself and the people that you love"
"Yes, I have felt many times that I haven't met my idea of success"
"The journey has been to look at the ego and ask why are you doing this, why do you feel so empty at times..."
"You aim for the mountain and you go within, the mountain is actually inside"
"Through discipline comes freedom"
"I want to get better at my craft only to be a completely, unbridled wild beast in nature. I just want to flow..."
"When I listen to Hendrix, I hear divinity"
"I serve music more than it's here to serve me or my career'
"The work is not on stage, the work is not actually in the studio the work is in my heart, my mind and spirit...and if my music guides me to that work, that's the journey for me....my music has always been my teacher"
"Being in the zone is not a technical space, it's a spiritual space but it comes from discipline...that I'm going to fucking work on my craft"