AARP Falling Upward. A Spirituality for the Two Halves of by Richard Rohr

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First-half-of-life religion is almost always about various types of purity codes or “thou shalt nots” to keep us up, clear, clean, and together, like good Boy and Girl Scouts. A certain kind of “purity” and self-discipline is also “behovely,” at least for a while in the first half of life, as the Jewish Torah brilliantly presents. M. mass when I was merely ten years old. I hope you are as impressed as I was with myself. ” So Jesus makes it into a central axiom: the “last” really do have a head start in moving toward “first,” and those who spend too much time trying to be “first” will never get there.

Are you ready? Let's go. Table of Contents Praise for Falling Upward Title Page Copyright Dedication The Invitation to a Further Journey Introduction The Way Up and the Way Down A Founding Myth Chapter 1: The Two Halves of Life Steps and Stages Of God and Religion Chapter 2: The Hero and Heroine's Journey Chapter 3: The First Half of Life Conditional and Unconditional Love Holding a Creative Tension First Half Done Poorly Discharging Your Loyal Soldier Chapter 4: The Tragic Sense of Life The “Tragic” Natural World The Great Turnaround Chapter 5: Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone Chapter 6: Necessary Suffering All Creation “Groans” (Romans 8:22) “Hating” Family Chapter 7: Home and Homesickness Chapter 8: Amnesia and the Big Picture “Heaven” and “Hell” Chapter 9: A Second Simplicity Anxiety and Doubt Chapter 10: A Bright Sadness Chapter 11: The Shadowlands Depression and Sadness Chapter 12: New Problems and New Directions Loneliness and Solitude Both-And Thinking Chapter 13: Falling Upward Mirroring Coda Notes The Invitation to a Further Journey Introduction Chapter 1: The Two Halves of Life Chapter 2: The Hero and Heroine's Journey Chapter 3: The First Half of Life Chapter 4: The Tragic Sense of Life Chapter 5: Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone Chapter 6: Necessary Suffering Chapter 7: Home and Homesickness Chapter 8: Amnesia and the Big Picture Chapter 9: A Second Simplicity Chapter 10: A Bright Sadness Chapter 11: The Shadowlands Chapter 12: New Problems and New Directions Coda Bibliography The Author Index Advertisement Praise for Falling Upward “Richard Rohr has been a mentor to so many of us over the years, teaching us new ways to read Scripture, giving us tools to better understand ourselves, showing us new approaches to prayer and suffering, and even helping us see and practice a new kind of seeing.

As good poetry does, myths make unclear and confused emotions brilliantly clear and life changing. Myths are true basically because they work! A sacred myth keeps a people healthy, happy, and whole—even inside their pain. They give deep meaning, and pull us into “deep time” (which encompasses all time, past and future, geological and cosmological, and not just our little time or culture). ” Somehow deep time orients the psyche, gives ultimate perspective, realigns us, grounds us, and thus heals us.

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