The Search For Our True Self
Explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality and meaning
In Falling Upward (and many of his other teachings), Richard Rohr talks at length about the False Self and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity, especially if its preoccupations continue into the second half of life.
Here he focuses on the True Self, which he likens to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, needing to be searched for, uncovered and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation.
‘For a growing number of us, reading Richard Rohr is like sitting around the tribal fire, listening to the village elder give words to that which we’ve always known to be true, we just didn’t know how.’
Rob Bell, pastor and author of Love Wins