Somewhere each day we have to fall in love with someone, something, some moment. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart . Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, bitterness, fear and despair. That’s where most of the world is trapped and doesn’t even know it.

~ Richard RohrRadical Grace: Daily Meditations

Quote – Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels)


  1. It’s a practice for sure. But it leads to fullness and freedom 😊

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  2. so incredibly important

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  3. I love this quote… and reminder to keep coming back to the heart. This increases our awareness and keeps ego mind in check. Your daily walks can be a conscious connection to your heart DK 💛

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  4. I like this – and the author has such a cheerful, positive expression. he seems untroubled by the daily worrying of the world. I do wonder about ppl who have no signs of ‘living’ on their faces. All those deep and worrying thoughts are surely searching for an outlet and that’s usually a face, isn’t it? But RR seems truly at peace. One could be jealous of such natural skin.

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  5. Good reminder.

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  6. Yes!! Fall in love with moments, instead of waiting for the big event, the yin to your yang…be tickled by the gossiping birds in the morning, or the belly laugh from a funny moment, or the tender moment of quiet in your heart.

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  7. The moment I started reading this, I thought, “That’s got to be RR,” especially whereas Merton and John O’Donahue are no longer with us. Probably the future Catechism reprintings will not include RR in dedications, either — official tradition has a problem with contemplatives — but it’s alright: their content will remain. Thankfully!

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  8. Yes, thank you, Beth and David, for re-posting this.

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  9. Oh yes. Little thing, big thing, funny thing, cute thing as long as it is something.

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  10. I used to keep a journal in a tiny little book where I would write down at least one good thing that happened each day, no matter how small. When I looked back much later it made a happy book that made me smile to read it. I really should do that again.

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  11. I like the idea of writing one good thing that happened each day…I am going to start that.

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  12. A profound truth!

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  13. Thanks Val

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