everything belongs pg 75

December 28, 2005

Everything BelongsThis entry is part of a series of significant thoughts from Everything Belongs, by Richard Rohr. See the entry entitled Everything Belongs Reflections for more info.

To discover the answer, we have to wait and observe. That’s what happens in the early stages of contemplation. We wait in silence. In silence all our usual patterns assault us. Our patterns of control, addiction, negativity, tension, anger, and fear assert themselves. That’s why most people give up rather quickly.

Isn’t this true with all disciplines, whether they be either physical or mental in nature? The most difficult times often come early on, and I find it easy to give up before I get past them.

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