41 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.

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    • 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.

    The Quieted Mind: Everything Is Pretending To Be Born And Pretending To Die (Autumn 2022)

    The Quieted Mind: Everything Is Pretending To Be Born And Pretending To Die (Autumn 2022)

    The change of seasons, for some of us, can bring to the surface any number of thoughts and emotions. Times like these are a perfect opportunity to stop and breathe, to unite our body and mind as we acknowledge that our true home is the here and now. In that lull between summer fun and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and even in the midst of these things, we can always return to our true home. This is the heart of our practice. 

    Referenced In This Episode:
    Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist
    At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

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    Mystic Mingling

    Mystic Mingling

    On this episode we’re taking on the challenge of how to squeeze in our practice when it just seems like it’s impossible…and, how other people help us do just that!

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    • 7 min
    Mindful Maraschino: The Practice of People

    Mindful Maraschino: The Practice of People

    Thank you for joining on this 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.

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    • 5 min
    The Quieted Mind: Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation Practice

    The Quieted Mind: Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation Practice

    In this episode, we are introduced to the practice of Metta, or Lovingkindness meditation, and its origins in early Buddhist teaching. Metta meditation practice can be a useful technique in breaking down our notions and concepts of separateness and realizing the interconnectedness of all sentient beings.

    Refereced in this Episode:
    The Power of Metta: A Buddhist Story — from MountainHermitage.org
    How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships by H.H. Dalai Lama

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    • 20 min
    Mindful Maraschino: The Practice of Cherry Picking

    Mindful Maraschino: The Practice of Cherry Picking

    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.

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    • 3 min
    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.

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    • 12 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!!!!

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