Where else do you see this kind of television programming? A mainstream, major media personality. Some of today’s most popular spiritual leaders. A long conversation, about living your life, what it means to be human. Awakening us to our spiritual reality.
We are more than our fights over Obama and Romney. We are more than our circumstances – working or unemployed, rich or poor – and more than our identity – male, female, married, single, parent, sibling, friend, enemy.
We are not limited by these things – yet they are often the most real and present ways in which we relate to the world. Spiritual television doesn’t ignore those aspects of our lives – and neither should we. These programs include them, and expand our perception to something more that we know we are and that we in our best moments hope to be true.
In an interview, Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says he does not watch television; if anything really important happens, someone will tell him. “You don’t have to listen to the news three times a day.” (editor’s note: in fact, that will probably detract from any spiritual feelings you may have had!)
Watching these shows, you will have a glimpse – at least a small glimpse – of who you really are: a spiritual being, having a human experience.
Where to watch it:
On OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network (on cable, satellite, or online):
- Super Soul Sunday – conversations with Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, and more.
- Master Class – surprisingly insightful contemplations from the unexpected public figures, including Jon Bon Jovi, Jane Fonda, and more.
- Oprah’s Lifeclass – instruction from Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and more
- Oprah’s Next Chapter – her trip to India contained some of the most intimate and insightful views into the culture
Courtesy guest contributor RebootTheMedia