Breathing Underwater Quotes by Richard Rohr
The Change that Changes Everything
Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps
In this prophetic exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the core Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting them to the gospels. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to alcoholics and others in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible. Visit cac.
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April 12, by dianescholten. The 12 Steps are the central river of my own spirituality which has many tributaries running towards it — Unity, Buddhism, etc. I think he was an inspired genius — each time I read his writing I am struck anew with the depth and breadth of his insights. I had recently read Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, and after I wrote about it in the blog, my friend Cathy suggested this book. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and so I had expected, first in Falling Upward, but most certainly in this book, that he would be superimposing Catholic theology onto the topic at hand. And yet, from much practice and reiteration and the testimony of many wiser than I, I do get that this is the very heart of my spiritual path.
Jump to navigation. A quarter century ago, Franciscan Fr. The reality, he says, was that we were dealing with a common inspiration from the Holy Spirit and from the collective unconscious of the human race. Covering Climate Now : NCR joins more than news outlets in a weeklong collaboration of climate change coverage. Learn more. At that level, organized religion is no longer Good News for people, but bad news indeed. He cites an observation made by Bill Wilson in his later years, that most of the alcoholics he had seen in Twelve Step Programs, though successful at sobriety, were still childish, emotionally sensitive and grandiose in personality and thinking.