Opening Paragrahs

Or in this case, liner notes.   image-1

The first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identity – climbing, acheiving, and performing. But those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broader horizons, and necessary suffering that actually shocks us out of our prior comfort zone. Eventually, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving. This message of “falling down” – that is in fact moving upward- is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world’s religions, including and most especially Christianity.

The book arrived today and should be an interesting read during some travel later this week.

After sensing some stress in some of my recent posts,  long-time friend, confidant and blogging mentor, Doug Fine  suggested that I read the book “Falling Upward,” by Richard Rohr.

Visit Doug’s Blog, Eclecticity Light and learn something each day, getting entertained along the way.

What are you reading?

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Opening Paragrahs

  1. I LOVE Richard Rohr. I get daily inspirational emails from his org! ❤
    Diana xo

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