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The Work of Spirituality

Oct 12, 2021
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To finally surrender ourselves to healing, we must have three spaces opened 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. That is why true faith is one of the most holistic and free actions a human can perform. It leads to such broad and deep perception that most traditions would just call it “light.” Remember, Jesus said that we also were the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), not just himself (John 8:12).

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


Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr

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Ron Krumpos
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 03:07 PM
Ron Krumpos
Knowing what is in this life may be limited by our expectations, our defenses and lack of attention. What we presuppose to be true, protecting ourselves in case it is not, and preoccupation with other matters, cloud our perceptions.

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