Conversation with Jan Lundy – “My Deepest Me”
I am an innately calm, clear, wise person at heart. Thoughts are simply thoughts. They are not me – not the deepest me. Inner peace is me. Love is me. Joy is me. This is my birthright and my destiny.
– from My Deepest Me: A 30-Day Guided Journey by Janice Lynne Lundy
As Mother’s Day approaches, I am delighted to share a new book by one of my favorite mothers, grandmothers, spiritual directors and authors – Jan Lundy. Jan and I first met through our blogs seven years ago, and since that time we have worked on several writing and teaching projects together. Among many other things, Jan was the founder and editor of Meditate Like a Girl, and it’s predecessor BuddhaChick.
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Jan about her latest book, My Deepest Me: A 30-Day Guided Journey. My Deepest Me is part spiritual guide and part journal, offering 30 spiritual contemplations along with corresponding questions and writing space, designed to lead you into the heart of your journey and self. Written from an interfaith perspective, this is a book that anyone from any spiritual background will connect with and treasure.
In our conversation, Jan shared the inspiration for the title of the book – a moving story about mystic Catherine of Genoa that I had never heard before. We also discuss our own thoughts on three of my favorite themes from the book (which I journeyed through myself) – ‘Naming the Nameless’, ‘True Compassion’ and ‘The Heart Knows’. As always with Jan, this was a soulful and beautiful conversation.
My Deepest Me is a wonderful gift for yourself or any spiritually minded individuals in your life, whether for Mother’s Day or ‘just because.’ So settle in for 20 minutes or so and listen in on our conversation. May it trigger new connection and heart wisdom for you:
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And Happy Mother’s Day! May all beings know they are loved and cherished on this day, and all days.