Hattie Chewning Library
The Naked Now: Learning to see as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr in his daily meditation of Jan. 24th, 2017 says: “Now don’t let the word “mystic” scare you. It simply means one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. All spiritual traditions at their mature levels agree that such a movement is possible, desirable, and even available to everyone. It is a way of ‘seeing and ‘being’ in the moment.” Certainly, we can learn from our past, and we have to do a certain amount of planning for our future; however, all too often we get stuck in our past, or worrying about the future, and fail to really live the present moment.
Rohr refers to the ‘sacrament of the present moment’ as the ‘naked now’. “Living here in this moment, “we learn to actually experience our life; good, bad, or ugly, and how to let our experiences transform us.” We see them as the paths to growth and transformation that they truly are. As Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author says, “Rohr invites us to slow down and find God, or be found by God, in all the places we never thought to look”. Rohr states in simple, loving, and direct ways in the ‘Naked Now’ spiritual truths that are life changing and spiritually maturing.
Be sure and check this book out in Hattie Chewing Library at Harmony Grove. And don’t forget the library blog: harmonygrovelibrary.blogspot.com to see a short interview with the author about the ‘Naked Now’.