86: In Search of Balance – Embracing Our Humanity and the Divine Within (w/ Melissa Harris)

Sep 21, 2023 | Podcast, Spirituality

Can we live a life without seeing things in black and white. How does this make us whole? Or healthier or happier?

Have you ever pondered about the intriguing paradox of human existence; how we simultaneously encapsulate both the physicality of being human and the spirituality of divinity?

Join me, along with my guest, Melissa Harris, as we dive into this topic. We invite you to discover the rhythms of humanity – the collective earthly experience, our personal day-to-day trials and tribulations, and the emotional and cognitive phenomena that make us who we are. Equally, we’ll delve into the essence of divinity and how our spiritual connectedness is woven into our being and echoes in the world around us.

Melissa and I explore the intersection of humanity and divinity. We discuss the limitations of black-and-white thinking and the importance of embracing curiosity to find a deeper connection with the divine within ourselves. We touch on the significance of balancing faith and openness, forgiveness, and the idea that all world religions share a common message of love and harmony. Join us as we delve into the mysteries of spirituality and the potential for personal growth and connection with others.

In today’s episode we’ll cover:

1. That we are a living paradox – one in which we can be fully human and fully divine at the same time, and how our awareness of this leads to wholeness.

2. That everything in our experience is sacred and is part of our connection with {mystery, Universe, God}.

3. That the more we can release our grasp on certainty of belief and surrender to something beyond the limits of our minds, the deeper we can connect with the {mystery, Universe, God}.


Melissa enlightens us that our divinity isn’t an external entity but an internal essence found in our breath, blood, and tissues. Together, we examine how utilizing mindful practices like yoga, meditation, and journaling can help us reveal this internal radiance, providing solace in times of distress. Furthermore, we unravel the mystification of humanity and faith, debating the role of our ego in experiencing our humanity and the potential of compassion to instill balance in our lives.

Finally, join us as we ponder how a deeper comprehension of our inherent divinity can be a guiding force towards a journey of connection, love, and purpose. We’ll discuss the transformative power of kindness, love, and forgiveness as expressions of self-love. As we round up, we engage in a thought-provoking discussion on how aligning ourselves with the world can foster health, harmony and happiness.

So tune in, as we traverse this enlightening journey of humanity and divinity together, discovering how embracing our paradoxical nature can enlighten our path towards a purposeful and fulfilled existence.


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More episodes like this one:

#28: Spiritual Connectedness with Melissa Harris
#57: Spiritual Does NOT Equal Religion
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