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Richard Rohr, OFM
Franciscan author and teacher, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. Follow my free Daily Meditations
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Richard Rohr, OFM 9h
If you first emphasize dissimilarity and distinction, it is almost impossible to ever get back to unitive consciousness or similarity, from which most compassion proceeds.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 15
When we surrender to our own natural journey, we find authentic hope, hope that is not identified with outcomes or goals. Read my meditation on the Stages of Life: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 14
Hinduism emphasizes concrete practices—yogas—which allow practitioners to know things in an experiential or “real” way. Read about Bhakti, Jana, Karma, and Raja yoga in today's meditation:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 13
Hinduism has been described as the most tolerant of the world religions, more comfortable with mystery than the three Abrahamic religions.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 12
All our words, dogmas, and rituals are like children playing in a sandbox before Infinite Mystery and Wonderment. Read my meditation from on Widening Circles:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 11
Go out into the natural world and look with God’s eyes; listen with God’s ears; know your place within God’s good creation. Today's meditation evokes a Navajo chant and a Celtic passage: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 10
Looking for beauty all around us is an exercise in opening our hearts, minds, and bodies to the divine image. The embodied practices of indigenous traditions have been neglected by Western, Euro-centric Christianity.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 9
True initiation gives you your sacred name, but only when accompanied by an interior sacred wounding that reminds that you are indeed wounded and powerless before the Mystery of Full Life. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 8
Pope John Paul II told Native Americans in Arizona that they knew something Catholics are still learning: that the Creator is always available in the natural world.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 7
One of the nondual gifts of Native traditions is their openness to wisdom that speaks deeply to the unconscious. Because they are not tied to one sacred text, they are freer to discover and honor the sacred everywhere. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 6
Early, primal religion views this world as “image and likeness” of Ultimate Reality. The perennial idea of our connectedness calls us to be respectful and compassionate toward all. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 5
In this week's meditations I hope to emphasize contemplative insights & practices that help heal our sense of separation & awaken connection, community & responsibility for all beings. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 4
"As you laugh, God is there as your laughter. As you cry, God is wholly present in each tear that falls from your eyes." Today's contemplative practice comes from teacher
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 3
. on abolishing the death penalty: "Every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes."
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 3
What do you want? If it’s union with Love, then listen to that longing and it will be a reliable guide to truth and intimacy. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 2
"Awakening is the expression of that grace in which we...notice that we are already one with divine Presence and with all that is. All that is missing is awareness."
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Richard Rohr, OFM Aug 1
"Everything you see, think, feel, and imagine is part of and never apart from the same Source. The list of names is long; the reality to which they all point is the same." in today's meditation on
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Richard Rohr, OFM Jul 31
Listen to my new homily on a worldview of abundance. There is always enough for our need, but never enough for our greed:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Jul 31
Our goal is to illustrate both the image and the likeness of God by living in conscious loving union with God. We can center ourselves through Perennial Widsom. Here's how: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Jul 30
There is a Divine Reality inherent in all things and the human soul has a natural capacity, similarity, and longing for this Divine Reality. Read my meditation on the
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