About the Author

Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest and international speaker who has been featured on NPR and with Dr. Mehmet Oz on Oprah Radio™. He is the founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A regular contributor to...

Emotional Sobriety

Rewiring our Programs for "Happiness"

Richard Rohr

Audio Download: US $10.00


When “happiness” eludes us—as, eventually, it always will—we have before us the invitation to examine our programmed responses, and to exercise our power to choose again. We exaggerate, confuse, and distort reality, thus causing an emotional imbalance in families, our church, and politics. We can learn to heal our reactive responses by seeking “emotional sobriety,” which is really the task we call contemplation.

Authentic spirituality should lead to a total “rewiring” of both our conscious lives and our unconscious, or programmed, responses. It will not just change external behavior, but internal emotions and responses—what some call “the healing of memories.”

Building from his new book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, Fr. Richard gives us some guidelines and directions toward a “full” sobriety that includes body, mind, and heart.

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Audio Download:
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Contents Audio download (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Date Published July 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-214-4
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-214-3
Product Codes 4135w, s4135w, os04135w

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