METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 184 • Agapi Stassinopoulos

Author and speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos joins Sharon for a conversation on the Metta Hour Podcast. Agapi is the author of “Wake Up to the Joy of You” and “Unbinding the Heart.” She leads workshops at Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change how we work and live. Agapi’s newest book, “Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You,” was released in January of 2022 by Harmony Books. In this conversation, Agapi and Sharon discuss:

• Agapi’s family history in WW2
• The influence of Agapi’s mother on her path
• What happens after spiritual awakening
• The inspiration for Agapi’s new book
• Differences between prayer and meditation
• How to embrace a higher power
• Approaching prayer as a practice
• Cultivating confidence
• Spiritual versus religious
• Non-attachment in prayer
• Communion with the Divine
• Why we lose our sense of connection
• Finding the beloved inside
• Letting go of perfection to find greater joy
• The epidemic of loneliness
• Getting out of the way of our creativity
• Giving your inner critic a vacation
• Agape’s approach to grace and resilience

The episode closes with Agapi reading a passage from her book on coming home. To learn more about Agapi’s work, you can visit her website.

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