- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company; Revised and updated edition edition (March 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0824519957
- ISBN-13: 978-0824519957
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 206 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer Paperback – March 1, 2003
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Richard Rohr's book, one of the fastest-selling books in Catholic spirituality today, offers a personal retreat for those who hunger for a deeper prayer life but don't know what contemplation is. Now with reflection guide.
About the Author
Richard Rohr lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA, where he is co-founder of the Center for Contemplation and Action. His other bestsellers include Everything Belongs and The Enneagram (the latter with sales of over 250,000 worldwide).
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Sometimes the hardest thing for us to do is simply to slow down and concentrate on the present. Richard Rohr explains the benefits of this.
Center and Circumference
Pg. 19: We do not find our own center; it finds us. Our own mind will not be able to figure it out. We collapse back into the Truth only when we are naked and free - which is probably not very often. We do not think ourselves into a new way of living. We live ourselves into a new way of thinking. In other words, our journeys, around and through our realities, or circumferences, lead us to the core reality, where we meet both our truest self and our truest God.
Vision and Enchantment
Pg. 51: Religions should be understood as only the fingers that point to the moon, not the moon itself.
Pg. 55: Everything belongs and everything can be received. We don't have to deny, dismiss, defy or ignore. What is, is okay. What is, is the greatest teacher
Ego and Soul
Pg. 80: The contemplative secret is to live in the now.
Pg. 65: The present moment has no competition. It is not judged in comparison to any other. It has never happened before and will not happen again. But when I am in competition, I'm not in love. I can't get to love because I am looking for a new way to dominate.
Don't Push the River
pg. 123: The final stage of the wisdom of faith is what we might call becoming the Holy Fool. Ironically the Holy Fool is one who knows he doesn't know, but doesn't need to either. He is able to leave the full knowledge to God.
Paula D'Arcy puts it, "God comes to us disguised as our life."
Pg. 130: Everything belongs; God uses everything. There are no dead ends. There is no wasted energy. Everything is recycled. Sin history and salvation history are two sides of one coin. When you "get" forgiveness, you get it. We use the phrase "falling in love." I think forgiveness is almost the same thing. It's a mystery we fall into: the mystery is God. God forgives all things for being imperfect, broken and poor. The people who know God well- the mystics, the hermits, those who risk everything to find God - always meet a lover, not a dictator. God is a lover who receives and forgives everything.
Pg. 149: This gift of contemplative prayer is not a way of thinking. It is much more a way of not thinking. It's not a way of talking; it finally moves beyond words into silence. It moves into the mystery that is too deep for words.
Highly recommend for those searching for spiritual and prayerful growth.
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