The Naked Now; Learning to See as the Mystics See

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co
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The Enlightenment you Seek in other Religions has been present in Christianity from the beginning. Richard Rohr, a global leader in spiritual awakening, helps you recognize the forces (such as ego resistance and dual thinking) that separate you from your deeper self. Then, drawing from the Gospels and the greatest Christian contemplatives, he shows you what it means to be spiritually awake. You'll learn:

Author Biography

Richard Rohr is a well known lecturer who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation. He has been a featured essayist on the NPR program This I Believe, a guest on the radio show Oprah and Friends, and he appeared in the documentary ONE, featuring spiritual teachers from around the world. He is a regular contributor to Sojourners and Tikkun magazines, and he is the author of numerous books, including Adamís Return, The Enneagram, Everything Belongs, Simplicity, and Things Hidden. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why I am Writing This Bookp. 9
The Gift Is Already Givenp. 15
When You Surrender to Fear and Distractionp. 17
When You Joyfully Surrender to Godp. 18
Discover Your Birthrightp. 20
Prayer - Practicing Heaven Nowp. 22
The Great Unsayingp. 25
Three Ways to View the Sunsetp. 27
The Urgent Need for Contemplative Seeingp. 28
What It Means to Be a Mysticp. 29
We Should Have "Known" Betterp. 31
Knowing Worse: All-or-Nothing Thinkingp. 32
Knowing Better: Contemplation and Presencep. 33
Mystical Christianity: A Critique from Withinp. 36
A Lesson from the Monksp. 39
The Limitations of Individualismp. 40
A Debate Everyone Can Winp. 43
Glimpses of Wonder: The Quest Is Begunp. 46
But We Have to Make Judgments, Don't We?p. 49
We See What We Are Ready to Seep. 49
The Radical Perceptual Shift: Is It True?p. 52
Yes, Butp. 55
Not Many Things, but One Thingp. 58
Getting Thrown Off Your Horse: Sudden Conversionp. 59
Gradual Conversionp. 61
How Martha Becomes Mary: Willfulness and Willingnessp. 63
What about Jesus?p. 67
The Prayer of Jesusp. 70
Not Here, Not Therep. 74
The Two Heels of a Christian Achillesp. 80
Conversion: Begin by Changing the Seerp. 84
Healing the Observerp. 84
Three Levels of Conversionp. 86
Change Your Mindp. 89
The Ego Hates Changep. 90
Different Religions, Same Ego Resistancep. 91
Inertia Resists Changep. 93
Heaven and Hell: You Must Change Again and Againp. 95
Things "Too Good to Be True": From Polarity Thinking to Prayerp. 98
Reframing False Dilemmasp. 99
Alternative Consciousnessp. 100
Prayer Is Resonancep. 101
Experience Impossible and Improbable Thingsp. 103
The Lost Traditionp. 105
The Decline of Contemplationp. 108
More Recent Rediscoveriesp. 111
Faith Is More How to Believe Than What to Believep. 116
Opening the Door: Great Love and Great Sufferingp. 122
What Nondual Thinking Is Notp. 129
The Watchful Gaze: What Do We Mean by Being "Awake"?p. 134
The Meaning of Spiritual Lovep. 140
Sinners, Mystics, and Astrophysicists: How to Celebrate Paradoxp. 143
The Value of Paradoxp. 144
Greek Logicp. 149
Trinityp. 150
Physics and Astrophysicsp. 151
What It Means to Follow Jesusp. 153
What Every Good Leader Knowsp. 156
The Principle of Likeness: In the End, It All Comes Down to Thisp. 159
Appendices Practicing The Naked Now
Levels of Developmentp. 163
Training for the "Third Eye"p. 166
Litany of the Holy Spiritp. 168
Practicing Awarenessp. 170
Christian Tantra: The "Welling Up" Exercisep. 171
The Prayer of the Self-Emptying Onep. 173
The Virgin Prayerp. 174
Walking Meditation: The Mirror Medallionp. 176
A Joyful Mindp. 178
The Shining Word "And"p. 180
Notesp. 183
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