The Naked Now, by Richard Rohr
After reading just the first few chapters of this book by Richard Rohr, I believe I can say with confidence what I have been feeling for a long time but didn’t really know if I could lay claim to it, but…
I am a Mystic.
I’m a young Mystic (in maturity) and I have a lot to learn about awareness and divine union and nondual thinking and surrender and whatnot. But what an adventure!
Here are just a few of the many lines from Richard Rohr’s book that I just HAD to jot down as I read:
“True spirituality is a search for divine union now.”
“Common religion seeks private perfection; mystics seek and enjoy the foundation itself — divine union.”
“. . .hope and union are the same thing; and that real hope has nothing to do with mental certitudes.”
“We are being utterly and warmly held and falling helplessly into a scary mystery at the very same time.”
Prayer defined: “. . .any interior journeys or practices that allow you to experience faith, hope, and love within yourself.”
You won’t hear from me for a few days, I’m going on an adventure. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back!