51 min

How to Live a Spiritual Life—With Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan Dear Gabby

    • Education

Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan are my guests on today’s Dear Gabby. These brilliant guys cohost Metaphysical Milkshake … and that’s an apt description for our Big Talk! We cover so much ground here, including how to infuse spirituality into every aspect of your life, how to be your own guru, and how to make joy the throughline that integrates everything you do. From philosophy to religion to the spiritual side of Dwight Schrute, it’s all in this Big Talk. This Big Talk covers so much ground. You’ll hear us talk about:  Using joy as a throughline to integrate every part of your life—even if you’re on a slightly scary Uber ride. I’ll share how I turned an uncomfortable moment into an opportunity for joy.  Demystifying what it means to be a person of faith. As Reza said, “Living a spiritual life is an active choice—there’s nothing magical about it. Being a person of faith is a decision that you make.”   The power of humility. I love what Rainn said about humbling ourselves to pray: “Prayer is an ability to say I need help. And there is a beautiful, bountiful, power coursing through this Universe that can help me along my journey—if I attune to it.”   How to approach therapy as a spiritual practice. (I LOVE what Rainn had to say about this!)    Why service to others is integral to spiritual growth. “You can't just sit in your walled garden and become more spiritual staring at a tree or a crystal with some incense burning,” Rainn said. True spirituality  also means “Serving others, connecting with others, trying to make the world a better place,”   RESOURCES The following are helpful resources and books I mention in the episode.    ABOUT RAINN WILSON & REZA ASLAN: Rainn Wilson is an actor (you might know him as Dwight Schrute from The Office), a comedian, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy. He’s also the founder of the YouTube Channel SoulPancake, and the cohost of the Metaphysical Milkshake podcast. 
Reza Aslan is also a host of Metaphysical Milkshake! He’s an Emmy-nominated producer, a scholar of religions, a commentator, a profressor, and the author of three books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. 

  MIRACLE MEMBERSHIP: Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each week I deliver lessons, guided meditations and community connection. I also have a 21-day challenge planned for you each quarter! The Miracle Membership is easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet. Click here to join: https://bit.ly/3oW93of   

My new book, Happy Days, the Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Peace and Inner Wisdom, is available for preorder! I’d suggest getting your copy stat! If you order the book before February 7, you’ll get a V.I.P. ticket to my Live Online Event Experience on February 26, 2022 …. This is the first live event I’ve hosted in two years! DearGabby.com/HappyDays

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

If you need a little more support, here are more resources: https://bit.ly/31SD4Nn     PARTNERS   I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/deargabby

 

Right now, when you go to thepillclub.com/gabby, The Pill Club is offering a $10 donation to Bedsider.org for every Dear Gabby listener who becomes a patient. Your donation will help low-income individuals get access to birth control through Bedsider.org.   Get started with Issuu today for FREE or if you sign up for a premium account you will get 50% off when you go to ISSUU.com/podcast and use promo code GABBY.

 

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Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan are my guests on today’s Dear Gabby. These brilliant guys cohost Metaphysical Milkshake … and that’s an apt description for our Big Talk! We cover so much ground here, including how to infuse spirituality into every aspect of your life, how to be your own guru, and how to make joy the throughline that integrates everything you do. From philosophy to religion to the spiritual side of Dwight Schrute, it’s all in this Big Talk. This Big Talk covers so much ground. You’ll hear us talk about:  Using joy as a throughline to integrate every part of your life—even if you’re on a slightly scary Uber ride. I’ll share how I turned an uncomfortable moment into an opportunity for joy.  Demystifying what it means to be a person of faith. As Reza said, “Living a spiritual life is an active choice—there’s nothing magical about it. Being a person of faith is a decision that you make.”   The power of humility. I love what Rainn said about humbling ourselves to pray: “Prayer is an ability to say I need help. And there is a beautiful, bountiful, power coursing through this Universe that can help me along my journey—if I attune to it.”   How to approach therapy as a spiritual practice. (I LOVE what Rainn had to say about this!)    Why service to others is integral to spiritual growth. “You can't just sit in your walled garden and become more spiritual staring at a tree or a crystal with some incense burning,” Rainn said. True spirituality  also means “Serving others, connecting with others, trying to make the world a better place,”   RESOURCES The following are helpful resources and books I mention in the episode.    ABOUT RAINN WILSON & REZA ASLAN: Rainn Wilson is an actor (you might know him as Dwight Schrute from The Office), a comedian, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy. He’s also the founder of the YouTube Channel SoulPancake, and the cohost of the Metaphysical Milkshake podcast. 
Reza Aslan is also a host of Metaphysical Milkshake! He’s an Emmy-nominated producer, a scholar of religions, a commentator, a profressor, and the author of three books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. 

  MIRACLE MEMBERSHIP: Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each week I deliver lessons, guided meditations and community connection. I also have a 21-day challenge planned for you each quarter! The Miracle Membership is easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet. Click here to join: https://bit.ly/3oW93of   

My new book, Happy Days, the Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Peace and Inner Wisdom, is available for preorder! I’d suggest getting your copy stat! If you order the book before February 7, you’ll get a V.I.P. ticket to my Live Online Event Experience on February 26, 2022 …. This is the first live event I’ve hosted in two years! DearGabby.com/HappyDays

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

If you need a little more support, here are more resources: https://bit.ly/31SD4Nn     PARTNERS   I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/deargabby

 

Right now, when you go to thepillclub.com/gabby, The Pill Club is offering a $10 donation to Bedsider.org for every Dear Gabby listener who becomes a patient. Your donation will help low-income individuals get access to birth control through Bedsider.org.   Get started with Issuu today for FREE or if you sign up for a premium account you will get 50% off when you go to ISSUU.com/podcast and use promo code GABBY.

 

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