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Richard Rohr on Performance

I borrowed this from the daily MINemergent from Emergent Village:

Spiritual capitalism 

We’ve all imbibed the culture of unrest so deeply. We just cannot believe that we could be respected or admired or received or loved without some level of performance. We are all performers and overachievers, and we think “when we do that” we will finally be lovable. Once you ride on the performance principle, you don’t even allow yourself to achieve it. Even when you “achieve” a good day of “performing,” it will never be enough, because it is inherently self-advancing and therefore self-defeating. You might call it “spiritual capitalism”.

Richard Rohr

Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate

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2 thoughts on “Richard Rohr on Performance

  1. russpierson on said:

    What a descriptive phrase–“spiritual capitalism.” Thanks for sharing!

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