Practice – Based Spirituality: Beyond Belief – Richard Rohr 2/3

Appendix till Richard Rohrs Daily Meditations 2018
2. Practice – Based Spirituality: Beyond Belief Richard Rohr

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Some have predicted that the future of Christianity cannot be just belief based. We’ve pretty much tried that for most of our history. We have to be also practice based. We have to find something that rewires this and reconnects this. We call that practice. There is nothing to believe, there is nothing to disbelieve. Our fight against it’s just do it, try this, and see if this practice does not force you to think or feel or see o r hear in a different way. So, oft – times if you are not used to practice based Christianity, I’ll be honest, they sometimes feel oh this is silly, oh this is childish, or you are playing with me, but don’t knock at it till you’ve tried it, and you might ev en ask sometimes why am I afraid to do this simple almost childlike thing. That might be our very indication of our resistance and the line that we have to cross, so I just offered to you as an invitation, and I think at the end of a few months you will se e for yourselves there is nothing to believe here. There is only something to experience and then you will know for yourself. You will feel for yourself. It’s not Richard’s feeling. It’s now something that has emerged out of your own body and soul, mind an d heart, and that is the way Jesus said we are supposed to love both God and our neighbor. You can’t do it just with your head, or even with just your willpower or your behavior. Somehow they have to act as one, and that’s what a good practice teaches you. Trust me on that. (länk till pdf)


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Contemplative Practices:

Books and recordings by CAC core faculty:

Cynthia Bourgeault

  • Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening (book)           
  • Chanting the Psalms (book and CD)
  • The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice (book)

James Finley

  • Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (book)
  • Merton’s Palace of Nowhere (book)

Richard Rohr

  • Beginners Mind (CDMP3 download)
  • Contemplative Prayer (CDMP3 download)
  • Emotional Sobriety: Rewiring Our Programs for Happiness (DVDCDMP3 download)
  • Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer (book)
  • The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See (book)

Additional recommended resources:
Barbara Holmes, Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
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