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In God for the world or in the world for God?

There are a lot of things people are “in to” at Easter; chocolate eggs, marshmallow bunnies, new clothes, lots of candy. Good things all unless they replace God. 453 more words


True and False Self

Wednesday afternoon I began my research into the theory of the true and false self. Which is the idea that we human can portray themselves different, true self and false self. 175 more words

Reality versus Make Believe

Young children have a strong ability to be in the moment and to become the persons or things they imagine or  pretend to be. Good and bad. 589 more words


We Are So Acculturated

We are so steeped in the culture, we don’t even know where the culture ends and we begin. So much of the culture slipped in under the radar of our pre-cognitive brains when we were small children that we can’t see what in us belongs to the culture and what belongs to our self. 1,028 more words


Finding Your True Self

I’ve posted before about Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward, which explores the two halves of life, represented by the false self and the true self. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “Is this all there is to life?” then you’ve probably succeeded in creating your false self — which isn’t bad… 392 more words


Don't fool yourself…

Not to cling to deceit within the heart… (Rule of Benedict 4.24)

He just advised against storing up anger. Now StBenedict adds, “And do not fool yourself about it either.” 

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Reflections on transformation and our true self

Richard Rohr, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self (London: SPCK, 2013).

Written in Rohr’s inimical style, this book contrasts our false and true selves, exploring how we can find the latter through a process of true transformation. 121 more words

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