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Healing Past Hurts

Jan 22, 2020
Healing Past Hurts

To keep our bodies less defended, to live in our body right now, to be present to others in a cellular way, is also the work of healing of past hurts and the many memories that seem to store themselves in the body. The body seems to never stop offering its messages; but fortunately, the body never lies, even though the mind will deceive you constantly. Zen practitioners tend to be well-trained in seeing this. It is very telling that Jesus usually physically touched people when he healed them; he knew where the memory and hurt was lodged, and it was in the body itself.

— from the book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr, OFM

Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr

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