Saturday, October 3, 2015

Beginner's Mind


October 12th, 2015
4:00 to 6:00 PM
MacKenzie Place
Corner of Fillmore and Union
Colorado Springs
No cost
Facilitator:  Charlie Coon

"Beginner's Mind"

We will view and discuss a 40 minute video
featuring a talk by Richard Rohr,
founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Try to say that: “I don't know anything”. We used to call it “tabula rasa” in Latin. Maybe you could think of yourself as an erased blackboard, ready to be written on. For by and large, what blocks spiritual teaching is the assumption that we already know, or that we don't need to know. We have to pray for the grace of beginner's mind. We need to say with the blind man, “I want to see”.” 
― Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs


“To finally surrender ourselves to healing, we have to have three spaces opened up within us - and all at the same time: our opinionated head, our closed-down heart, and our defensive and defended body. That is the summary work of spirituality - and it is indeed work. Yes, it is also the work of “a Power greater than ourselves,” and it will lead to a great luminosity and depth of seeing. That is why true faith is one of the most holistic and free actions a human can perform. It leads to such broad and deep perception that most traditions would just call it “light.”
~~Richard Rohr, Radical Grace, Daily Meditations

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