Are you in search of the Divine? Do you struggle to lead a spiritual life in our secular world? If yes, this episode is for you!
"People who live without a deep connection to spirit, to soul, to consciousness, to love, to truth are not living happy lives," said this week's guest, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati.
Sadhvi is a world-renowned spiritual leader and best-selling author based in India. Twenty-five years ago, she left America carrying loads of childhood trauma and wounds to seek freedom. In a weird but magical way, she found it on the banks of Ganga River. Here, she shares how a leisure trip to India became a story of coming home not only to herself but to God.
For her, spiritual awakening doesn't mean that we stop being fallible humans. It means experiencing the fullness of our humanity with freedom and power over things that enslave us: technology, hobbies, relationships, beliefs, and even our own thoughts. With that beautiful philosophy, she gives tips and practices to tap into our inner voice and regain trust in the perfect universe. Ultimately, she explains why finding God isn’t an external quest but an inward journey we can choose to embark on right now.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is a multi-awarded changemaker with a Ph.D in Psychology. She teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling, and leads humanitarian projects while also serving on United Nations Faith Advisory Council on Religion, among others. Her book, "Hollywood to the Himalayas," recounts her journey toward divine enlightenment and offers guidance to our own spiritual rebirth.
What we discuss:
2:20 - Dealing with childhood trauma and eating disorder
8:00 - The trip that changed her life forever
11:42 - How moments of enlightenment become a way of life
18:00 - If we are not our body, who and what are we?
23:00 - Why spirituality doesn't require transcendence from our human experience
34:00 - Are people born as empty slates? Do we have a set destiny?
39:08 - Why we CAN'T be anything we want to be
48:20 - Follow these practices and techniques to get through pain and anger
56:00 - Tips to breaking toxic attachment with technology
1:04:00 - What's the cost of living a happy life, and how do we prepare for it?
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