During the last 5 months, 3 of my dear friends and I have participated in a series of podcast episodes to unpack the non-religious application of teachings attributed to the Buddha in Jack Kornfield's audiobook, Buddhism for Beginners. The whole project has been very helpful and meaningful to me. These principles--and discussing them with my … Continue reading Podcast Series on Jack Kornfield’s Audiobook, Buddhism for Beginners
For those who might be in the St. George, Utah, area on the afternoon of Sunday, October 10th, I’ll be presenting at the Southern Utah Post-Mormon Support Group on the topic of Thriving and Building Community after a Mormon Faith Crisis.Edit: Link to Presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/fmiNYBbSiEY
A friend who finds herself in the midst of a painful faith transition recently asked: I’m interested to know your path past Mormonism. What have you replaced it with? Do you lean towards another religion? Do you see yourself as member of another faith or congregation? I feel untethered, this is the first time I’ve … Continue reading Replacing Mormonism…with what?
I wrote something this morning as a reply in the Marriage on a Tightrope Facebook support group that I thought I would share here too: ——— As human beings, our tendency is to attach our sense of identity and meaning to “forms”—including our perceived roles and the groups with which we affiliate. (See Eckhart Tolle's, … Continue reading Belonging Nowhere and Everywhere
In June 2019, I had the opportunity to present a breakout session about navigating and growing beyond grief at the Thrive Conference. Mormon Stories asked me to share my presentation in this 2 part interview: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/anthony-miller-growing-beyond-grief/
On Friday, August 2, 2019, I shared the inspiring opportunity to co-present with my friends, Jana Spangler, a certified Integral Professional Coach, and with Sara Hughes-Zabawa, a licensed clinical social worker and professional therapist. Both affiliated with Symmetry Solutions, LLC. https://www.symmetrysols.com/jana-spangler https://www.symmetrysols.com/sara-hughes-zabawa If you are interested in listening to the full audio of our session, … Continue reading Nurturing Growth and Development Post-Orthodoxy, 2019 SLC Sunstone Symposium
(This is an edited version of a post I shared in the A Thoughtful Faith Support Group on November 15, 2017.) Background: Last week, my wife and I returned from an 11 day trip to Barcelona Spain. I served my mission in Barcelona about 30 years ago. My mission was full of deep, meaningful, and … Continue reading Progress with my reconciliation of spiritual experiences with my faith deconstruction and reconstruction.
Pantheism rejects the idea of an interventionist creator God, but it does suggest that we are all somehow spiritually interconnected with each other, nature, and the universe. "God" represents the interconnectedness of everything and everyone in Pantheism. It suggests that there are things that do lack explanations and that there seems to be some design, … Continue reading On Pantheism and spirituality–the way I understand it.