37 episodes

Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.

Mediocre Mystic Mediocre Mystic

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.

    Midsummer Maintenance

    Midsummer Maintenance

    We've had a string of holiday episodes, and a summer break. On this episode we're returning to our exploration of maintaining our mystic in the mundane of our everyday messy, muddled lives. Whatever we may be cherry picking that works for us, it is important to maintain the balance of being sure it is indeed working for us. That we are using the practice - and, not the other way around. When the practice uses us, we're on the path to fundamentalism.

    Support the Show | Buy Me a Coffee

    Call or Text the Show | 704.997.9428

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube
    Music by '86 Aerostar | Logo by Bizri Creative Group
    Support the show

    • 12 min
    Mindful Maraschino: Mini-sode 1

    Mindful Maraschino: Mini-sode 1

    Thank you for joining me today on the inaugural drop of my new mini-sode. Take a moment to pause and meditate on a particular seed of truth cherry picked by me...or you! I invite you to drop me a voicemail or a text and tell me about one of your own favorite cherry picked maxims.

    Support the Show | Buy Me a Coffee

    Call or Text the Show | 704.997.9428

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube
    Music by '86 Aerostar | Logo by Bizri Creative Group
    Support the show

    • 3 min
    The Quieted Mind: I Am The Universe (Guided Meditation)

    The Quieted Mind: I Am The Universe (Guided Meditation)

    Picking up from his most recent dharma talk, James guides us through a meditation in which we practice identifying as the Universe. 

    Referenced in this episode:
    Thich Nhat Hanh: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

    Thich Nhat Hanh: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

    Interact with The Quieted Mind on:
    Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Blog | Facebook

    Music by '86 Aerostar
    Support the show
    Support the show

    • 10 min
    Y'all Means All! Happy Pride!

    Y'all Means All! Happy Pride!

    In this special Pride edition I'm sharing my own coming out story. Our stories matter. As I’ve continued to do this podcast I’ve realized my story matters not because it’s extraordinary, but because it’s like many of yours, and your stories matter. In this sharing of our truth, we can find safety in each other, as one of my favorite Black Non- Binary artists Kah Yangni illustrates. I celebrated my partnership in a ceremony in 2011 when I never thought I’d see legalization of gay marriage in my lifetime. Then it came, and we had a small ceremony in 2016. I wrote my coming out story on the end of that weekend, and I had the privilege to share it in a diversity story slam. I hope you enjoy it, and I sincerely hope you’ll reach out and share your own queer or ally tales with me and the rest of our Mediocre Mystic community throughout the summer. Cheers Queers!

    Support the Show | Buy Me a Coffee

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube
    Music by '86 Aerostar | Logo by Bizri Creative Group


    Support the show

    • 14 min
    The Quieted Mind: You Are The Universe

    The Quieted Mind: You Are The Universe

    In this dharma talk, James discusses the significance of identifying as the Universe and how it can expand our capacity for love and compassion.

    Referenced in this episode:
    Thich Nhat Hanh: Please Call Me By My True Names
    Bayard Rustin
    Ram Dass

    Interact with The Quieted Mind on:
    Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Blog | Facebook

    Music by '86 Aerostar
    Support the show
    Support the show

    • 10 min
    The Quieted Mind: Life Springs Up Again

    The Quieted Mind: Life Springs Up Again

    In this edition of The Quieted Mind, James offers reflections on Spring as a marker and reminder of renewal and rebirth and leads a guided meditation.

    Interact with The Quieted Mind on:
    Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

    Interact with Mediocre Mystic via:
    Blog | Facebook

    Music by '86 Aerostar
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mediocremyg)
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mediocremyg)

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

julian.blue ,

Relevant!

Grace brings both humor and deep reflection to relevant and interesting topics. I enjoy hearing her perspective and conversations as I navigate my own pathway of mediocre mysticism.

J.R. Buckley ,

A must listen!

I have loved Mediocre Mystic since it started as an offspring of Fundamental Shift. Grace brings together myth, story, humor, and friendship to create a perfect potion for podcast greatness. Whether you’re somewhat of a mystic yourself, mystic-adjacent, or even a pure materialist humanist, there is plenty here to enrich the consciousness. Check it out!

Shepherd1106 ,

So relatable….

For those of us that grew up in a fundamentalist bubble, it’s nice to hear others experiences and thoughts. I love the intentionality behind this show and the conversational style of this current season!!!!

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
D-Group
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Joel Osteen
Sadie Robertson
Blaze Podcast Network