Raghu Markus – Mindrolling – Ep. 543 – The Awakened Brain with Dr. Lisa Miller

Reflecting on spirituality and synchronicity, Dr. Lisa Miller talks with Raghu about the capacity to have an awakened mind and heart.

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No matter what religion we are born with or not born with, we are all born with a natural capacity in our brain to be in a transcendent relationship, number one, and number two, to feel power and love and guidance of that transcendent relationship as we turn towards one another.” – Dr. Lisa Miller

This time on Mindrolling, Dr. Lisa and Raghu talk about: 
  • Dr. Miller’s synchronistic connection with Ram Dass
  • Identifying threads of lived, spiritual human life in clinical psychology
  • Being born with the capacity to awaken
  • Cultivating our relationship to the transcendent
  • The difference between a spiritual experience and a fully integrated spiritual life
  • An awakened heart and mind as a protective factor against despair
  • The mental health epidemic in our country
  • Trust and moments of unconditional love
  • Radical love on Dr. Lisa’s journey to parenthood
  • How suffering brings us closer to God

“There’s nothing at all in the clinical sciences and the social sciences that is as profoundly curative and protective against the diseases of despair (addiction, depression, even suicide) as an awakened heart, an awakened mind.” – Dr. Lisa Miller

About Dr. Lisa Miller:

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she founded the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program in spirituality and psychology. She is also the Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality and Founder and Former Co-Editor of the APA journal, Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Dr Miller is the books The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child. Learn more about Dr. Miller on her website.

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