Spiritual But Not Religious? — Alyson and Tripp Lanier

Does your BS meter keep you from having a spiritual life?

Are mystical experiences just our brain chemicals fooling us to believe we have a connection with God?

And is spirituality something you can cultivate on your own or should you depend on a tradition or guru?

Today my wife Alyson and I talk about religion, spirituality, and just how common it is to wrestle with this stuff. I share a bit about my own messy journey as well as what it may look like to forge your own path — on your own terms.

If some of these ideas are helpful for you then great. And if they don’t align with your views, then please toss them aside.

In this conversation:

  • Am I the only one wrestling with spiritual questions?
  • Is there anything beyond the heaven and hell story?
  • Abandoning rational thinking in order to be spiritual
  • Talking about Spirit vs having a direct experience
  • Finding your own spiritual path vs being indoctrinated


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About Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier is a professional coach, author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous, and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for over a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.

Since 2005, he has spent thousands of hours coaching people all around the world to get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were put on this earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, meaning, and fun.

If you’d like to learn more about coaching with Tripp Lanier visit TrippLanier.com.

About Alyson Lanier

Alyson Lanier is a multifaceted expert at the intersection of psychological and spiritual healing. With a 30 year career in Psychotherapy that includes a BA, MA, and LPC in psychology, Alyson supplemented her education with extensive training and certifications in attachment work, Gestalt therapy, Transpersonal psychology, Shambhala Buddhism, internal family systems, and Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. Her professional journey encompasses over 50,000 hours of therapeutic experience working with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents across clinical and private settings.

If you’d like to learn more about working with Alyson Lanier visit AlysonLanier.com.