Fr. Richard Rohr shares his wisdom and understand of Contemplative prayer. He explores a different way of seeing, or a different starting point that contemplative transformation offers….
“The contemplative mind is the most absolute assault on the secular world view that you can have, because it really is a different mind.”
“The word prayer in the west, unfortunately, became something functional, something you did to achieve a desired affect….which puts you back in charge… it’s really not a new state or new consciousness… how can I get God to do what I want him to do.”
“…religion today isn’t really transforming people. What religion is really talking about is a transformed self, a different ‘I’. Until you have come to that, you are not at foundational transformation.”
“when the small self knows that it has no meaning no foundation…, apart from who it is in God, that’s transformation ‘when I live no longer, not I’. That’s a different experience of the self…. this is an identity transplant, …. a different sense of the who that you are.”
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