Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Non-Dualistic Thinking

“Watch your mind. I’m not telling you something you can’t experience to be true. Whenever you divide the field, by words, usually, or by thoughts, for some stupid reason – and I’m going to say stupid – you immediately judge one to be higher and one to be lower. I don’t know why it’s true. It’s the foundation of racism, of sexism, of homophobia, of false patriotism, the nationalism that has caused most wars in human history. This always dividing the field and for some damnable reason immediately the mind thinks that this one is good and this one is bad. Dang it! We’ve got to get beyond this! It is, it is as the alcoholics would say, “stinkin’ thinkin’.” This is not gonna advance civilization. It is not going to allow religious people to open to the mystery of God.”

Richard Rohr in a speech “Experiencing the Naked Now”