- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Mind & Soul Matters is a podcast from a group of Baha’i friends in Perth, Australia. Through conversations with everyday people, the podcast aims to broaden our understanding of mental health and spirituality, and to deepen our insights into the challenges and meaning of our lives.
We wanted to learn more about the podcast so we interviewed its creators Maya Rose, Farah Feeney and Nasim Kasiri and learned how Mind & Soul Matters was launched in 2021 as a means of contributing to the public discourse around mental health.
In this episode, we hear from Luke McPharlin, Australian Football star. He talks candidly about the struggles he faced early in his football career. He chose the road less travelled, the road which was difficult, the road not typical for a professional football player of his generation, but was in line with his values. How did following this path help shape both his career, and post-football life? And what is Luke getting up to post-footy?al and the family, and what we can do if we find our relationship has moved away from our ideal.
Mind & Soul Matters is available online and on all major podcasting platforms.
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