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313 – Developing a Soul Practice with Graham Chalfant

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE deep conversation, and in this show, I’m letting you in on a beautiful conversation I had with my husband during one of our weekly coffee chats. This was totally unplanned, but as our chat turned into a conversation about the soul, connection and spiritual practice, I felt such important information coming through and hit “record” so all of you could join us in thinking about how to live a more grounded and loving life.


As humans, most of us live from the place of ego. We stay busy to push down our feelings of loneliness and separateness and miss the presence of something bigger that’s in front of us at all times. When we connect into this deeper part of self, we find comfort, inspiration, ideas and unconditional love. 


So, how do we do this? I believe it’s through a “soul practice” of stillness. Stillness is different from meditation, which is quieting the mind to observe our thoughts. Stillness, on the other hand, is stopping all the “doing” and chatter of life and tuning into the deeper parts of our being – our soul. 


While this might seem like something reserved for the monks or Zen masters, we can ALL make this a part of life – without quitting our jobs, skirting our responsibilities or even really changing our schedule. In this episode, I share what my soul practice looks like and how I work stillness into my day, one minute at a time.


Listen to discover:


  • Steps to connect with your soul
  • Why even meditation can be driven by the ego
  • How to integrate “micro-moments” of stillness into your day
  • The importance of stopping the constant “doing” and instead just “being”
  • The source of inspiration and comfort
  • How to live a more heart-centered life connected to something bigger


True stillness is not ego-driven or another task to cross off our list. It’s letting go and just “being” so that something more can come in. 


When you get to the end of this episode, I challenge you to sit in stillness for just one minute (and I literally mean 60 seconds!) and make space for your soul. It’s the place I’m striving to live from more and more each day.


“The soul is never not with us. The human body is a garage for the soul.” – Michelle Chalfant


“The ideas come when I sit in these moments of stillness.” – Michelle Chalfant 


“For me at least, and I think many other people, the meditation feels like more doing. So, even though it’s quieting the mind, you’re doing something.” – Graham Chalfant 


“Micro-moments of stillness create relaxation in the nervous system.” – Michelle Chalfant 


“One of the fastest ways to slow yourself down is to slow your breath down.” – Michelle Chalfant 


“The revolutionary part is that this is the “‘not doing.’” – Graham Chalfant 


“When sitting in stillness, we are able to connect with that thing that we all have come from.” – Michelle Chalfant 


“If you’d stop doing and stop running so far ahead, the comfort’s right here.” – Graham Chalfant


“We’re looking for that connection home again, and home is right inside of all of us.”  – Michelle Chalfant





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