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Read an excerpt from Father Richard Rohr’s ‘Immortal Diamond.’ In this section, he engages the age-old question, ‘Who am I?’. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is well-known for his many books and recorded teachings. Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Richard Rohr. Jossey-Bass, $ (p) ISBN

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It may be necessary, but if you are living in that world, that revolving hall of mirrors, you so get enchanted with these reflections of what everybody thinks you are or wants you to be that you forget or you never discover who you really are before you did anything right or anything wrong, before you had your name, your reputation, your education, your family, your culture.

As always, Rohr provides thought-provoking gems and a refreshing and renewing look at the value of our lives. Sep 29, Marianne rated it really liked it.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self: Richard Rohr: : Books

The False Self—who we are on the surface—sees in parts, hierarchies, and only in reference to itself. No longer am I desperate for a man’s comfort- I am comfortable all by myself. He challenges me, pushes me, and enlightens me.

But don’t get the impression that this book is about head knowledge. Jossey-Bass; 1 edition January 22, Language: He goes into defining what he means by this and also what he means of ‘False Self’, as well. Once you let go of your passing self, as St. The ego has found its cover, so be quite careful about being religious. So you’re returning home.


This booklikens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed underthe intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for,uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it.

Discuss course rojr with fellow learners from around the world Access teachings by Fr. In this self-paced, week online course, you will have opportunities to: In the previous book, it was highly doubtful that anyone in the first half of life could appreciate the second half.

The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. I liked this book a lot. Each of the nine short chapters gives the reader plenty of material upon which to reflect.

Good, definitely good, but immorhal its high popularity I hadn’t expected it to be so deep. On his website, Richard Rohr describes himself as “a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.

This is The Way pilgrims. What People Are Saying. Jan 09, Theodore rated it it was ok. He makes good rohhr of the language of resurrection and dying as a metaphr for the discovery of the True robr, and he writes this book with a wide audience in mind Catholics, Protestants, spiritual-but-not-religious folks, buddhists, hindus, atheists, etc. In my present life, I consider it confirming much of my thoughts and beliefs on life. Contemplation asks you to take a seat while life is rushing around you.


Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

The Search for Our True Self is required reading for this course. The True Self is the “Immortal Diamond”of the title; it’s always there waiting to be “mined” like a diamond in the present. You have not been diwmond Russia just because you have a correct map of Russia, and you can fully experience Russia without ever owning the map.

We know endless life when we know love. I really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer. It worked in part, but I really had a difficult time getting over the literal resurrection ridhard.

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Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self

In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and thatprocess is not resuscitation but transformation. He points to our “true self–” our eternal identity in union with God and all creation. Game changer I read this book on a recommendation and was surprised by how profound it was. There are other seemingly naive passages, and we will look at one more.