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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by Richard Rohr
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by Stephen Harding
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by John L. Campbell
by Richard Labunski
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"Richard Rohr reads his own work with conviction in his voice. Rooted in Roman Catholic mysticism, Rohr explains why one must fail first in order to understand what it means to rise up. Thus, we are told that there are two halves to one's life--the first half striving for success and oftentimes failing and the second half learning from the past failure. Rohr's voice is calm and soothing, with a steady pace. As one listens to what he has to say, one gets the feeling that he wants to share with others what he has learned later in life. Whether one agrees with him or not, there are some gold nuggets to take away. T.D. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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