Navigating the Depths of Spirituality with John Lawyer

Feb 21, 2024

Trigger Warning: This episode discusses sensitive topics, including depression, battlefield experiences, anxiety, and the potential for PTSD. While we focus on resilience and moving forward, we understand these discussions may be distressing for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

The value and power of spirituality is often overlooked. Exploring spirituality can offer solace, guidance, and a sense of purpose in a world where many seek deeper connections and meaning. It’s a vital aspect of human development that intersects with various facets of our lives, from personal growth to societal norms.

In today’s episode, we are joined by John Lawyer who has transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. He is the Spiritual Guide at Kishar Community, an organization focused on providing spiritual guidance, community support, and resources for individuals seeking to explore and expand their spiritual horizons.

Join us as John shares his journey from soldier to spiritual leader. Discover his struggles with depression, anxiety, and PTSD and how he blends Eastern modalities with traditional mental health approaches. Explore Dharma’s connection with healing and the importance of aligning mind, body, and soul for mental health. Gain insights into self-love, acceptance, and brain chemistry, and find inspiration for your own journey toward holistic well-being. Tune in now!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • John shares his journey from being a soldier to his “aha” moment.
  • How he was able to transition from being a soldier to founding a spiritual community.
  • His struggles with depression, anxiety, and PTSD during his time in the military.
  • Incorporating Eastern modalities into traditional mental health treatment approaches.
  • Explore the spiritual aspects that formed part of his mental health recovery.
  • Discover the significance behind the name of the organization.
  • Hear about the different pathways to healing and his approach to mental health.
  • He shares how his work has impacted his personal healing journey.
  • The importance of aligning mind, body, and soul in daily life.
  • A holistic approach to well-being and cultivating spiritual habits.
  • John’s turning point and advice for those seeking change.
  • Insights into the importance of self-love, acceptance, and brain chemistry.


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