Mind Meld 82 | Scrubbing Your Soul with Greg Marcus

Greg Marcus holds a Ph.D. in biology from MIT and worked in the genomics industry for a decade until an existential epiphany altered the course of his life drastically, turning him into a full-time seeker and author. His latest book, The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions is available now.


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There’s no check engine light for your life. There’s not some sort of dinging sound when it’s time to leave a shitty dead-end job, or part ways with a socially rotten friend out who’s holding you back by infecting you with doubt and negativity. You don’t get a letter in the mail from a karmic debt collector saying “Dear Jeremy, You were a dick last Thursday, call Trish and apologize.” 

Given that, we have to shave down our soul bunions, it’s up to us to stay on top of our own respective social credit scores. Of course that’s easier said than done. So, that’s where the work and musings of Greg Marcus come in, particularly the ones you’ll find in his book – The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions.

Musings in this mind meld include

  • What are “Soul traits?”
  • Developing a personal ethical, spiritual code
  • How materialism and spirituality can co-exist
  • Is it better to play modern society’s game or detach from it and work on yourself full-time?
  • Greg’s four spiritual assumptions and why they’re key
  • How an existential epiphany changed the course of Greg’s life
  • Are we worshipping idols in the form of corporations, logos and money?
  • Ancient languages like Hebrew and their many layers of meaning
  • Spirituality can be as esoteric or as practical as you want, as long as it works for you



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