This week we talk to Richard Rohr
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including The Naked Now, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, His newest book is The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.
In This Interview, Richard Rohr and I Discuss…
- Non-dualistic thinking
- That non-dualistic thinking is not a balancing act, but rather it’s about holding the tension of opposites
- The difficulty of living without resolution
- The human psyche identifies with things – it searches for an identity
- The story of the tree from the garden of Eden is a warning against thinking one knows what perfect good and perfect evil is. It’s a warning against dualistic thinking.
- Trans-rational thinking is beyond access to the rational mind
- The 6 things that require trans-rational thinking
- How we can be active in our world but not hate our enemies
- That we’ve confused information with transformation
- Soft Prophecy
- That the message of the prophets is only about 2% about foretelling Jesus
- How important it is to change your mind
- How we’ve confused cleaning up, growing up, waking up and showing up in our lives
- That the ego wants 2 things: to be separate and superior
- Projectors vs Introjectors
- That prayer is about changing you, not changing God
- You’ll be as hard on other people as you are hard on yourself