This last weekend I took a trip out to visit some family a few hours north of where I live. It was a much-appreciated break from day-to-day life, getting to be an auntie for a few days, playing and laughing with little ones. As I got in my car to embark on my drive back home, I impulsively reached for my phone to turn on a podcast or some music, then hesitated. I knew there were things in my heart that needed to be sorted out. The easy thing would be to drown out my thoughts and feelings with some noise, but I knew that’s not what I needed.
Peace is defined as a state of being that involves a sense of calmness and tranquillity. Establishing inner peace mentally, physically, and spiritually leads to world peace which is the concept of an ideal state of happiness, freedom, and harmony within and among all people and religions on earth.
Thomas McConkie, a mindfulness coach and founder of the Lower Lights School of Wisdom, hosts the Mindfulness+ podcast on the Skylight app. In the podcast, Thomas uses his unique skillset as a developmental researcher and spiritual leader to illuminate mindfulness in a new way. Each episode is 20 to 30 minutes long, to help you practice mindfulness in bite-sized chunks. This post is a review of the “How to Not Suffer” episode.
In recent years, Gen Z and Millenials have embraced astrology. They hire tarot card readers, subscribe to daily horoscope emails, and put their zodiac signs on their dating profiles. Something about it resonates with them. Astrology is considered a pseudoscience, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t help you in your life.
Depression is a serious mental illness that affects five percent of people worldwide. For many, spirituality helps them manage their depressive symptoms and eventually find healing. But can that work for you? Perhaps you’re dealing with depression and you wonder if a higher power could truly be the answer.
The fact that we’re even writing an article about the benefits of getting into “nature” shows that there’s a huge problem in how we’re living: we’re seeing nature as separate from ourselves. In reality, humans are part of the interconnected web of nature that makes up our world.