October 21st, 2012

Maybe I Should Think Of Myself As A Spiritual Being Who Is Trying To Become Human?

"It is in our humanity that we are still so wounded, so needy, so unloving, so self-hating, and so in need of enlightenment.  We seem to have spawned centuries of people trying to be spiritual and religious, whereas our record on basic humanness is rather pitiful." -- Richard Rohr, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See  p.69


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Books Near Your Fingertips.

bardcat posted this morning about the books on his nightstand.  He asked his friends to name the books on their nightstand.  He is getting interesting responses.  I thought it would be nice to see what my friends are reading.  This might also (EGO ALERT)   let me see who is reading my journal.

Here is the list i shared with bardcat
Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions by Joh (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes.
The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, by Richard Rohr
Blake Complete Writings, edited by Geoffrey Keynes
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
The Tao Te Ching tramslated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English
There is barely enough room on my nightstand for my humidifier and my CPAP.  But these are the books i am reading now or (Lame Deer) just finished reading.

What's on your recent reading list?  Let me know.
(Note to jblindsightrowanryder, and bardcat:  Thank you much for sharing your lists)