Breathing Under Water

Stuff to chew on from intro and Ch 1 of richard Rohr’s book:

“We had admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.”  Step 1 of AA

God seems to have hidden holiness and wholeness in a secret place where only the humble will find it.

Grace is always humiliation for the ego.

All societies are addicted to themselves and create deep codependency on them.

We try to engineer our own transformation by our own rules and by our own power, which is by definition, therefore, not transformation.

What the ego hates more than anything else in the world is to change–even when the present situation is not working or is horrible.

Letting go is not in anybody’s program for happiness, and yet all mature spirituality, in one sense or another, is about letting go and unlearning.


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