Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True SelfBy Richard Rohr
Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr’s inimitable style. Rohr shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves and he examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity
In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there’s a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation.
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Christian Mysticism, Nonduality (Advaita)