FALLING UPWARD: a Spirituality of the two halves of life.
By Richard Rohr
ISBN 978-0-470-90775-7 2011 Jossey-Bass an Imprint of Wiley $19.95 hardback
In FALLING UPWARD, Father Richard Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored
myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious texts the author explores the two halves of life… (jacket)
The value of this book lies in the clarity with which it invites us to see the value of our own experience
of aging as the way
God is moving us from doing to being, from achieving to appreciating from planning and plotting to trusting the strange process in which we diminish and at the same time strangely expand and grow in all sorts of ways we cannot and
do not need to explain to anyone including ourselves. …we can begin to realize that the timeless wisdom of the elders is …welling up in our own hearts and minds. ( Jim Finley, Merton Scholar)
I am directionally impaired.
When in unfamiliar territory I need to engage my GPS. And so it is. I prayed and reflected on my times of falling downward and falling upward through my shadow side and my gifted side through my early years to the present time. In the GPS of this
book, I found directional signs, resting places, desserts to traverse, luscious valleys to draw forth faith, courage, and hope for this wondrous and precious life I have and live. This is a read, pause, reflect, and pray book. Put on your traveling shoes.
( Marie Micheletto RSM)