For episode 176 of the Metta Hour, Sharon is joined by Neal Allen and Anne Lamott. Neal Allen is a coach and writer who studies and practices traditional and contemporary spiritual paths. He is the author of the 2021 release “Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You.” Anne Lamott is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 books, including collections of essays, novels, and long-form non-fiction, including the classic writing manual “Bird by Bird” and childrearing memoir “Operating Instructions.” In this conversation, Neal shares his impetus for writing “Shapes of Truth” and how the book played a role in his first date with his now-wife, Annie Lamott. The three converse about the different ways they define the term and the experience of God or the divine, and how that interfaces with daily life. The episode ends with Neal leading a short guided reflection to bring the conversation to a close.
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