Have you ever had an experience where you felt particularly
aware of God? If God is real and we are created in God’s image, then it makes
sense that our minds and bodies would be designed with the perceptive ability
to sense and experience God.
Scientists are now discovering ways that our bodies are
designed to connect with God. Research shows that our brain systems are wired
to enable us to have spiritual experiences. The spiritual circuits that are
used in prayer or worship are also involved in developing compassion for
others. Our bodies have actually been created to love God and serve our
Award-winning journalist Rob Moll chronicles the fascinating
ways in which our brains and bodies interact with God and spiritual realities.
He reports on neuroscience findings that show how our brains actually change
and adapt when engaged in spiritual practices. We live longer, healthier,
happier, and more fulfilling lives when we cultivate the biological spiritual
capacity that puts us in touch with God. God has created our bodies to fulfill
the Great Commandment; we are hardwired to commune with God and to have compassion
and community with other people. Moll explores the neuroscience of prayer, how
liturgy helps us worship, why loving God causes us to love others, and how a
life of love and service leads to the abundant life for which we were created.
Just as our physical bodies require exercise to stay
healthy, so too can spiritual exercises and practices revitalize our awareness
of God. Heighten your spiritual senses and discover how you have been designed
for physical and spiritual flourishing. Download and start listening now!