Spirituality is about your deepest relationship to the things that matter—what’s important, who am I, and what is my role in the world. Everyone has to grapple with those questions. So even someone who claims not to be spiritual, they still live those questions. The spiritual journey requires time and it requires cultivation. So in a sense it becomes the foundation of life.” And so, Jonathan Ellerby’s spiritual journey includes helping others develop practices that bring meaning and value to their lives. He has a unique gift for identifying the place spirituality has in each of our lives, and the type of experiences that will bring us further along on our paths. He also understands the need for balance between a practice that brings us comfort and one that holds a mirror to our deepest fears. With his quiet, gentle words he evokes the peace that calls you to your cushion each day, and offers a fresh vision for how you can take your practice beyond the next bend in the road. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Bio Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in comparative religion and is ordained as an interfaith minister. He has spent more than two decades dedicated to the personal, professional, and academic exploration of spirituality, healing, and consciousness. He is the Spiritual Program Director for the acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, and has worked as a teacher, healer, and consultant for hospitals, prisons, community groups, and corporations.
He is the author of:
- Return to The Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening (Hay House 2009)
To learn more about the work of Jonathan Ellerby go to www.JonathanEllerby.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- Why your spiritual practice might not be taking you where you want to go
- How you can discover what kind of practice will be most healing for you
- Why your intuition is as natural as your sense of sight and smell
- When you should choose a practice that you hate
- Why you probably won’t find enlightenment in your living room
- Why nature may be the only mentor you need
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 2/9/2009 Program Number: 3299