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Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

Richard Rohr

Top 10 Best Quotes

“All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain.”

“Pain and suffering that are not transformed are usually projected onto others.”

“Our wounds are the only thing humbling enough to break our attachment to our false self.”

“True spirituality is not taught, it's caught. Once our sails have been unfurled to the Spirit, henceforth our motivation for the journey toward holiness and wholeness is immense gratitude.”

“Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment instead. It is such a willingness to live with bewilderment that characterizes the true wise man.”

“Right words make all of us feel falsely important. Right action keeps all of us forever beginners.”

“The soul needs meaning as much as the body needs food.”

“If we know our original blessing, we can easily handle our original sin. If we rest in a previous dignity, we can bear insults effortlessly. If you really know your name is on some eternal list, you can let go of the irritations on the small lists of time. Ultimate security allows you to suffer small insecurity without tremendous effort. If you are tethered at some center point, it is amazing how far out you can fly and not get lost.”

“You know after any truly initiating experience that you are part of a much bigger whole. Life is not about you henceforward, but you are about life.”

“Jesus was trying to present value of a life of vulnerability in which one would have practical and needed experience of the same. It would be a life without baggage, so one would learn to accept others and their culture instead of always carrying along our own country's assumptions and calling them the Gospel.”

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