Immortal Diamond by Richard Rohr
The Search for Our True Self

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Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God

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.Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True SelvesWritten by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling UpwardExamines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity

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.

 

About Richard Rohr

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Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, where he presently serves as Founding Director. An internationally known speaker to many thousands of people a year, Richard’s travels have recently taken him to Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Teaching on such themes as adult Christian spirituality, men’s spirituality, and politics and spirituality, Richard has partnered with such esteemed teachers as Thomas Keating (author of books on centering prayer), Diana Butler Bass (author of Christianity for the Rest of Us), Ronald Rolheiser (author of the best-selling The Holy Longing), Joan Chittister (author of The Gift of Years), Phyllis Tickle (author of The Great Emergence), and Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and authors of bestsellers such as God’s Politics.
 
Published January 2, 2012 by Jossey-Bass. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Writing for secular seekers, the author claims that individuals need to allow the false self to fall away in order to get in touch with the true self, allowing it to breathe and flourish.

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Rohr states: "Once you have encountered this True Self — and once is more than enough — the False Self will begin to fall away on its own accord.

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