Emotional Sobriety

Rewiring our Programs for "Happiness"
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Guidance in achieving balance and healing of the mind, body, and heart.
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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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Contents Audio Download (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, ZIP
Product Code OS04135W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-214-3
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Richard Rohr

About Richard Rohr

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.

Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.

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