The Vicar and The Mystic

Why do we struggle to prioritise pleasure?

June 10, 2020

This episode begins with Meredith talking through two real life scenarios, one with the absence of pleasure and the other intentionally living a life with pleasure in the everyday moment.

Pleasure can sound hedonistic and selfish in today's world.  It can be seen as superfluous and irresponsible in light of challenges faced with a pandemic, economic recovery & the much needed conversations and actions around race relations and the Anti-Racism movement.  But could being more available to pleasure actually help us meet and rise to challenges in a different and better way?  Should be stop restricting the flow of pleasure in our lives?  It's time to 'get under the hood' of how & why we limit pleasure in our daily lives.

We are suggesting that having some much needed Vitamin P (Pleasure) might be just what is required for your mind, body and soul at this time.  See if you agree...

At the end of the episode we provide some inquiry questions for you to come up with your own answers.  


Show Notes:

If you would like structured, expert guidance on meditation, how to do it & how to fit it into your daily life check out Meredith's Meditation Masterclass 

Watch Instagram Lives for Daily Prayer with Ross & Meredith weekdays 9:30am London time or catch the replay.

Relevant Blogs from Meredith:What is Vitamin P? Why you need it & how to get your daily dose

Try a 10 Minute Body Awareness Meditation 

Poetic Paradox of Mindfulness Practice that Get Overlooked 


About The Vicar & The Mystic podcast:

Husband and wife team, Ross Gunderson 'The Vicar', & Meredith Gunderson ‘The Mystic' agreeing and disagreeing on the big questions & mysteries of life. Both deeply spiritual, although with divergent faith journeys.

Conversations bridge the space between pondering the purpose of life & actually living it, while celebrating the diversity to be found within spiritual inquiry.  

Based in Fulham, London where Ross is the Vicar of St. Eth's Fulham and Meredith is a meditation teacher, writer & artist.

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