Minute Meditations

Surrender Yourself to Healing

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To finally surrender ourselves to healing, we have to have three spaces opened up within us—and all at the same time: our opinionated head, our closed-down heart, and our defensive and defended body. That is the work of spirituality—and it is work. Yes, it is finally the work of “a Power greater than ourselves,” and it will lead to great luminosity and depth of seeing.

Where do you instinctively make decisions—your head, heart, or gut? Which do you consider the most trustworthy? Which do you most distrust? Imagine a dialogue with one of these three areas of your being. What would it tell you about your need to be more open?

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

Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr | Franciscan Media

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