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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 2h
My friend Thomas Keating once said, "The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs." Are you acting from the false self or from the True Self?  
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 15
Contemplation does not always happen in silence, stillness, or solitude. Nor is it just wordless prayer. That openness—of heart, mind, and body—can take many forms. Read more from Barbara Holmes:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 14
In meditation, you move from ego consciousness to soul awareness, from being fear-driven to being love-drawn. Read more about the power of contemplative prayer:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 13
"If we stay faithful to the practice, our false self begins to be dismantled and we live more and more from our center, from that Divine Ground of Being, from our true self." —Susan Rush 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 12
"As you practice Centering Prayer, you begin to experience the value of inner silence, which reveals the true self." Read the words of Thomas Keating in my meditation on contemplation:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 11
Authentic contemplation of the Other, through all the necessary stages of personal relationship, calls us beyond our tiny and false selves and into The Ultimate Self.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 10
Christ has always been with us—not just for the last 2,000 years but since the beginning of time. Pre-order my new book, "The Universal Christ," and see how this forgotten truth can transform everything we see, hope for, and believe.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 10
Thomas Merton once said, "Contemplation is the highest expression of intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." Read more: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 9
Contemplation is an exercise in openness, in keeping all three spaces open: heart, mind, and body. Read the rest of my meditation on contemplative prayer from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 8
Allowing God's grace to heal us requires courage—as my friend and Franciscan colleague Ilia Delio writes—because we must "sacrifice all that we have for all that we can become in the power of God’s love" 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 7
Every time you and I hate, fear, compete, attack, judge, separate—thus avoiding the necessary letting go—we are resisting the full flow of Love, the energy which is driving the universe forward.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 6
The Universal Christ permeates all creation, including us. We are all the image and likeness of God.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 5
The Christ in the Trinity is both the Alpha and the Omega point of all history. This metaphysical and cosmic statement gives the whole universe meaning, direction, and goal! 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 4
All things came to be through God's Blueprint—the inner reality of God becoming manifest in the outer world as the Cosmic or Eternal Christ. Read my meditation on Christ from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 3
All matter reveals Spirit, and Spirit needs matter to “show itself”! “The Second Coming of Christ” happens whenever and wherever we allow this to be utterly true for us.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 2
What if we’ve missed the point of who Christ is, what Christ is, and where Christ is? I believe that a Christian is simply one who has learned to see Christ everywhere. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Dec 1
helps us remember that God is our only source for joy. once said, "Hope is not based on what we have done in the past, because hope is based on—a mercy that never changes." 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Nov 30
The journey to the wellsprings of hope is really a journey toward the center, toward the innermost ground of our being where we meet and are met by God. joins me in this meditation from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Nov 29
"Dear Child of God, you are loved with a love that nothing can shake, a love that loved you long before you were created, a love that will be there long after everything has disappeared." —Desmond Tutu
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Richard Rohr, OFM Nov 28
Joy proceeds from the inner realization of union with God, which descends upon us at ever deeper levels as we walk our faith journey. Read my meditation on joy and hope from :
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