Episode 48 – Loving Kindness
What if you knew you were loved unconditionally? In this episode, Riley and guest host Shiloh Logan explore loving kindness. They discuss how it interfaces with Latter-day Saint theological constructs like Zion and degrees of glory, as well as the longstanding Christian call to disciples to nonviolence and detachment from outcomes. The calculus of transactional ROI in religious observance has become a distraction leading to burnout when expected outcomes don’t materialize. Conversely, the “mighty change of heart” resulting from transformational experiences with God helps us escape the perfection trap of the checklist Gospel. Contemplative, communion-centered activities such as loving-kindness meditation can create peaceful expansive experiences of loving-kindness toward ourselves others.