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Richard Rohr quotes: Pain that is not transformed is transmitted. Pain that is not transformed is transmitted.
Richard Rohr quotes: Love is luring us forward ... to the fullness of our own being Love is luring us forward ... to the fullness of our own being
Richard Rohr quotes: Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.
Richard Rohr quotes: We do not make or create our souls, we just grow them up. We do not make or create our souls, we just grow them up.
Richard Rohr quotes: All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain.
Richard Rohr quotes: If we try to change our ego with the help of our ego, we only have a better-disguised ego! If we try to change our ego with the help of our ego, we only have a better-disguised ego!
Richard Rohr quotes: Someone has to make clear to us that homes are not meant to be lived in - but only to be moved out from. Someone has to make clear to us that homes are not meant to be lived in - but only to be moved out from.
Richard Rohr quotes: I hope we can inaugurate a new humility in our use of religious language, which for me is the very proof that it is authentic. I hope we can inaugurate a new humility in our use of religious language, which for me is the very proof that it is authentic.
Richard Rohr quotes: This realization that Someone is living in us and through us is exactly how we plug into a much larger mind and heart beyond our own. This realization that Someone is living in us and through us is exactly how we plug into a much larger mind and heart beyond our own.
Richard Rohr quotes: Religions should be understood as only the fingers that point to the moon, not the moon itself. Religions should be understood as only the fingers that point to the moon, not the moon itself.
Richard Rohr quotes: Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude. Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude.
Richard Rohr quotes: Prayer is not about changing God, but being willing to let God change us. Prayer is not about changing God, but being willing to let God change us.
Richard Rohr quotes: Once God and grace move us to the second half of life, religion becomes a mystical matter, rather than a moral matter. Once God and grace move us to the second half of life, religion becomes a mystical matter, rather than a moral matter.
Richard Rohr quotes: Jesus is the very concrete truth revealing and standing in for the universal truth. Jesus is the very concrete truth revealing and standing in for the universal truth.
Richard Rohr quotes: life seems to be a collision of opposites. life seems to be a collision of opposites.
Richard Rohr quotes: Those who are not true leaders will just affirm people at their own immature level. Those who are not true leaders will just affirm people at their own immature level.
Richard Rohr quotes: The energy in the universe is not in the planets, or in the protons or neutrons, but in the relationship between them. The energy in the universe is not in the planets, or in the protons or neutrons, but in the relationship between them.
Richard Rohr quotes: It is so important to balance orthodoxy with orthopraxy. It is so important to balance orthodoxy with orthopraxy.
Richard Rohr quotes: Every missed rite of passage leads to a new rigidification of the personality. Every missed rite of passage leads to a new rigidification of the personality.
Richard Rohr quotes: Self-help courses will only help you if they teach you to pay attention to life itself. Self-help courses will only help you if they teach you to pay attention to life itself.
Richard Rohr quotes: We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking. We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.
Richard Rohr quotes: Our job as conscious humans is to bring the beauty and goodness of everything to full consciousness, to full delight, to full awareness. Our job as conscious humans is to bring the beauty and goodness of everything to full consciousness, to full delight, to full awareness.
Richard Rohr quotes: Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus, Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus,
Richard Rohr quotes: You cannot heal what you do not first acknowledge. You cannot heal what you do not first acknowledge.
Richard Rohr quotes: Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity; Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity; Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God
Richard Rohr quotes: God for us, God alongside us, God within us. God for us, God alongside us, God within us.
Richard Rohr quotes: All the emptying out is only for the sake of a Great Outpouring. All the emptying out is only for the sake of a Great Outpouring.
Richard Rohr quotes: It is at the bottom where we find grace; for like water, grace seeks the lowest place and there it pools up. It is at the bottom where we find grace; for like water, grace seeks the lowest place and there it pools up.
Richard Rohr quotes: this preoccupation with order, control, this preoccupation with order, control,
Richard Rohr quotes: The bottom line of the Gospel is that most of us have to hit some kind of bottom before we even start the real spiritual journey. The bottom line of the Gospel is that most of us have to hit some kind of bottom before we even start the real spiritual journey.
Richard Rohr quotes: The True Self always has something good to say. The False Self babbles on, largely about itself. The True Self always has something good to say. The False Self babbles on, largely about itself.
Richard Rohr quotes: God does not love us if we change, God loves us so that we can change. God does not love us if we change, God loves us so that we can change.
Richard Rohr quotes: You surrender to love; you do not accomplish love by willpower. You surrender to love; you do not accomplish love by willpower.
Richard Rohr quotes: How do you sell emptiness, vulnerability, and nonsuccess? How do you sell emptiness, vulnerability, and nonsuccess?
Richard Rohr quotes: Religion is one of the safest places to hide from God. Religion is one of the safest places to hide from God.
Richard Rohr quotes: When you do the first half of life well, you have a good sense of yourself. When you do the first half of life well, you have a good sense of yourself.
Richard Rohr quotes: Human maturity is neither offensive nor defensive; it is finally able to accept that reality is what it is. Human maturity is neither offensive nor defensive; it is finally able to accept that reality is what it is.
Richard Rohr quotes: Today we need whatever methods or help we can receive to allow the Christian message to take us to a deeper level of transformation. Today we need whatever methods or help we can receive to allow the Christian message to take us to a deeper level of transformation.
Richard Rohr quotes: Only love effects true inner transformation, not duress, guilt, shunning, or social pressure. Only love effects true inner transformation, not duress, guilt, shunning, or social pressure.
Richard Rohr quotes: If you do not transform your pain, you will always transmit it. If you do not transform your pain, you will always transmit it.
Richard Rohr quotes: If you don't transform your suffering, you'll transmit it. If you don't transform your suffering, you'll transmit it.
Richard Rohr quotes: Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but of uncovering the name we have always had. Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but of uncovering the name we have always had.
Richard Rohr quotes: If you do not acquire good training in detachment, you may attach to all the wrong things. If you do not acquire good training in detachment, you may attach to all the wrong things.
Richard Rohr quotes: I am who I am in the eyes of God- nothing more and nothing less. I am who I am in the eyes of God-
nothing more and nothing less.
Richard Rohr quotes: If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it. If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.
Richard Rohr quotes: Our wounds are the only thing humbling enough to break our attachment to our false self. Our wounds are the only thing humbling enough to break our attachment to our false self.
Richard Rohr quotes: The people who know God well - mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God - always meet a lover, not a dictator. The people who know God well - mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God - always meet a lover, not a dictator.
Richard Rohr quotes: God comes to us disguised as our life. God comes to us disguised as our life.
Richard Rohr quotes: If you depend on being emotionally inspired or newly motivated, you will need a new fix almost every day. If you depend on being emotionally inspired or newly motivated, you will need a new fix almost every day.
Richard Rohr quotes: The game is over once we see clearly because evil succeeds only by disguising itself as good, necessary, or helpful. The game is over once we see clearly because evil succeeds only by disguising itself as good, necessary, or helpful.
Richard Rohr quotes: Religious belief has made me comfortable with ambiguity. Religious belief has made me comfortable with ambiguity.
Richard Rohr quotes: The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it. The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.
Richard Rohr quotes: When we can see the image of God where we don't want to see the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own. When we can see the image of God where we don't want to see the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own.
Richard Rohr quotes: Life is all about practicing for heaven." p 101. Life is all about practicing for heaven." p 101.
Richard Rohr quotes: God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history. God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history.
Richard Rohr quotes: There is no path to peace, but peace itself is the path. There is no path to peace, but peace itself is the path.
Richard Rohr quotes: You cannot contain evil by shaming it, or making people feel guilty, but only by revealing it toward it is, and then seeing the good as better. You cannot contain evil by shaming it, or making people feel guilty, but only by revealing it toward it is, and then seeing the good as better.
Richard Rohr quotes: Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment instead. It is such a willingness to live with bewilderment that characterizes the true wise man. Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment instead. It is such a willingness to live with bewilderment that characterizes the true wise man.
Richard Rohr quotes: Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world. Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world.
Richard Rohr quotes: The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.
Richard Rohr quotes: All mature spirituality, in one sense or another, is about letting go and unlearning. All mature spirituality, in one sense or another, is about letting go and unlearning.
Richard Rohr quotes: Basically, the first half of life is writing the text, and the second half is writing the commentary on that text. Basically, the first half of life is writing the text, and the second half is writing the commentary on that text.
Richard Rohr quotes: Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it. Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.
Richard Rohr quotes: The eyes with which you will look back at God will be the same eyes with which God first looked at you. The eyes with which you will look back at God will be the same eyes with which God first looked at you.
Richard Rohr quotes: Moralism is always the cheap substitute for mysticism. Moralism is always the cheap substitute for mysticism.
Richard Rohr quotes: We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right.
Richard Rohr quotes: I do not think you should get rid of your sin until you have learned what it has to teach you. I do not think you should get rid of your sin until you have learned what it has to teach you.
Richard Rohr quotes: We can save ourselves a lot of distress and accusation by knowing when, where, to whom, and how to talk about spiritually mature things. We can save ourselves a lot of distress and accusation by knowing when, where, to whom, and how to talk about spiritually mature things.
Richard Rohr quotes: Before the truth sets you free, it tends to make you miserable. Before the truth sets you free, it tends to make you miserable.
Richard Rohr quotes: We are just a little tiny flicker of a much larger flame that is Life itself, Consciousness itself, Being itself, Love itself, God's very self. We are just a little tiny flicker of a much larger flame that is Life itself, Consciousness itself, Being itself, Love itself, God's very self.
Richard Rohr quotes: The Church, as Jesus seems to be defining it, is the gathering of accepted brokenness. It's not the gathering of the saved. The Church, as Jesus seems to be defining it, is the gathering of accepted brokenness. It's not the gathering of the saved.
Richard Rohr quotes: Creation is a process that is still happening and we're in on it! We are a part of this endless creativity of God. Creation is a process that is still happening and we're in on it! We are a part of this endless creativity of God.
Richard Rohr quotes: Every viewpoint is a view from a point. Every viewpoint is a view from a point.
Richard Rohr quotes: No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that caused it in the first place. No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that caused it in the first place.
Richard Rohr quotes: Our job as humans is to make admiration of others and adoration of God fully conscious and deliberate. Our job as humans is to make admiration of others and adoration of God fully conscious and deliberate.