Our deepest hungers are not for food and drink, not for amusements and recreations, not for property and wardrobes, not for notoriety and gossip. We hunger for truth, we thirst to drink beauty, we yearn to celebrate, we stretch out to love and be loved. This is why anything less than everything is not enough.-Fr. Thomas DubayThis is a weekly podcast hosted by Jay Codilla, a teacher, music and book lover, and a passionate human being who continues to look for a life of depth, meaning, and wisdom.


  • Art Appreciation Matters

    26/06/2019 Duration: 19min

    I am in the art universe right now! In this “comeback” episode, I will share to you my love and connection to art and why art appreciation matters. I hope you will enjoy this episode and will give it a good old like (you can share, follow, rate, and subscribe,too!).

  • Workout Your Brain Part 2 (8 Ways To Improve Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health)

    10/04/2019 Duration: 20min

    Here’s the second part of the eight ways to exercise your brain! I hope you were able to listen to the first part. Please don’t forget to follow my podcast on any podcast platform. You can also subscribe, rate, or write a review! And most of all share this to your friends and loved ones! Enjoy!

  • Workout Your Brain! (8 Ways to Improve Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health) Part 1

    03/04/2019 Duration: 29min

    Our body needs exercise so does our brain, too! In this episode I will share to you the eight ways to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual health based on a book entitled: “How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist” by Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman. I hope that this episode will help you improve your mental and spiritual health! Enjoy! Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, comment, rate, and share this episode so that more will be blessed!

  • Juan De La Cruz, Faith, Beauty, and Love

    26/03/2019 Duration: 55min

    “On that glad night In secret, for no one saw me, Nor did I look at anything With no other light or guide Than the one that burned in my heart.” -The Dark Night, Stanza 3 by San Juan De La Cruz. You have probably heard the name before and have read it (there was even a T.V. Series, and an iconic rock band in the Philippines who bear the name)? In this episode, we are going to discover the man behind the name. Together with Dr. Victoria Parco, a theologian, spiritual master, and also a disciple of San Juan De La Cruz, we dive deeper to this artist, poet, mystic, and a saint.

  • You Got A Call! (A conversation on Vocation with James Villanueva)

    17/03/2019 Duration: 40min

    What if one day you have unplugged your earphones from your ear, disconnected yourself on social media and all you’ve got is silence? Suddenly, things surfaced and you are faced with mixed feelings of fear, boredom, restlessness, or even anger? But soon as you bask on silence, you have discovered that there is something more. A deep desire to be filled or a longing for joy. You want to do something greater than yourself even to the point of sacrificing the things you love. In this episode, I had an opportunity to chat with James Villanueva, a guidance counsellor but most of all a lay consecrated member of Notre Dame de Vie, a secular institute. He is a consecrated person which means he has a greater commitment to live a life fully to God. We talked on vocation, developing a healthy spiritual life and everything in between. You can follow James Villanueva on instagram @jacquesxandre and facebook.com/james.villanueva2 on Facebook. You

  • To Fast or To Feast?

    11/03/2019 Duration: 14min

    Years ago, I joined a week long silent retreat and it fell on a Holy Week. It was actually a retreat for young people to consider religious life (it was the Jesuits). It was a memorable experience of mine and one of the few things that cherished was about a reflection about FASTING. In this episode, I will share to you that fasting is actually a FEAST. This is what I have read on that retreat: “Fast from judging others; feast ON THE Christ dwelling in them. Fast from emphasis on differences; feast in the unity of all life. Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of life. Fast from words that pollute; feast on the phrases that purify. Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude. Fast from anger; feast on patience. Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism. Fast from worry; feast on trust. Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation. Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives. Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer. Fast from hostility; feas

  • Nietzsche and an Interfaith Conversation with Julian Jeremy Teodoro (aka Nocturnal Sage)

    08/03/2019 Duration: 48min

    In this episode, I had the chance to talk with Sir Jeremy, a colleague and a fellow lover of arts and literature. He shares about his admiration about the philosophies of the iconic German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. He also shares his thoughts about the Church and a life of faith. Enjoy the rest of the podcast as we dive in to stuffs that matter in our life!

  • Introductory Episode

    26/02/2019 Duration: 09min

    Welcome to my first podcast. In this introductory episode, I will share to you the reasons behind why I created this podcast. Why we need to listen to Lady Gaga and Bradley Copper's song "Shallow." Most especially why we need to cross the road from superficialty to depth and absurdity to wisdom. Enjoy! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!