Falling Upward A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

ISBN-10: 0470907754
ISBN-13: 9780470907757
Edition: 2011
Authors: Richard Rohr
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Description: In Falling Upward, Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have gone "down" are the only ones who understand "up." Those who have somehow fallen, and fallen well, are the only  More...

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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/6/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

In Falling Upward, Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have gone "down" are the only ones who understand "up." Those who have somehow fallen, and fallen well, are the only ones who can grow spiritually and not misuse "up". More than anything else, he describes what "up" (in the second half of life) will look like and could look like.Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward." In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness, and life flows out from them naturally.

The Invitation to a Further Journey
Introduction
The Two Halves of Life
The Hero and Heroine's Journey
The First Half of Life
The Tragic Sense of Life
Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone
Necessary Suffering
Home and Homesickness
Amnesia and the Big Picture
A Second Simplicity
A Bright Sadness
The Shadowlands
New Problems and New Directions
Falling Upward
Coda
Notes
Bibliography
The Author
Index

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