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Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self – Kindle Edition

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self – Kindle Edition
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Genre: Free Your True Self
Tags: Recommended Books, True Self
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN: B00BG4FOA0
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.
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Overview

Most of the spiritual traditions point out that we have forgotten who we are: a kind of universal amnesia is the problem. No wonder Jesus refers to our True Self as a treasure hidden in a field. In Acts, Paul and Barnabas lament the fact that many of their flock do not think themselves worthy of heaven. Those who are fortunate enough to wake up to who they really are experience a rush of ecstatic joy and a lightness of being since they no longer have to prove themselves to anyone. Tapping into the immortal diamond means that you have an alternate to the False Self.

Rohr talks about the False Self as the “small self” that involves four splits from reality:

“1. We split from our shadow self and pretend to be our idealized self.
“2. We split our mind from our body and soul and live in our minds.
“3. We split life from death and try to live our life without any ‘death.’
“4. We split ourselves from other selves and try to live apart, superior, and separate.”

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