Wounded Healers

Richard Rohr
Center for Action and Contemplation

“But simply punishing the broken—walking away from them or hiding them from sight—only ensures that they remain broken and we do, too. There is no wholeness outside of our reciprocal humanity. . .”
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Five Ways to Thrive

Our thoughts are what make us who we are.

If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from our thoughts. But we cannot rely only on thoughts; we must translate our thoughts into words and eventually into actions to manifest our intentions. We must be mindful of our words, choosing to speak only those that work towards our highest good.

Affirmations help purify our thoughts and rewire the way our brains think so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible.

When we verbally affirm our intentions, we are empowered with a sense of reassurance that our words will become a reality.

This week, repeat these affirmations as your daily mantras
1. Achieve My Goals
2. Overcome Obstacles
3. Let Go Of The Past
4. Resist Negative Self-Talk
5. Manifest Abundance In My Life

Yes, indeed you can.

Authenticity: “just who do you think you are”?

I came to the realization today that I am having an identity crisis. At the ripe old age of 66, I am well into the second half phase of my life, but I still am looking for identity in what I have done or who I have been in the past even though I realize that “me” does not exist anymore except in my subconscious, and just being aware of this fact does not instantly make all those old thought patterns change. They have to be taken out by the roots and replaced with new ones that serve me well where I am now, and I am finding that is an ongoing process of learning to live in the “now”, in the awareness that now is all there really is. The past is gone and the future lies somewhere ahead, but in reality, where I am now is the sum total of my thoughts in the past and where I will be tomorrow is being created by my thoughts today, right now.
We do have choice, but the only real choice is to monitor and be aware of what I am thinking now because, for better or worse, those thoughts are creating my future Now.

The Second Half of Life

Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges for forty-year-olds which prepare them for their coming life and its demands as the ordinary colleges introduce our young people to a knowledge of the world? No, thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.