In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand up. We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right, and the disappointments of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys in the second half of life.
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Falling Upward - Gentle Genius
This book is a universal gift! Thank you, Fr Rohr, for compassionately distilling the wisdom and grace lived by Christ, and found liberally ladelled out across humanity and history. May more and more people embrace their brokenness, let go their pride and enjoy an honest life together.