Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Spirituality: "Resistance to Change" by Richard Rohr in "Breathing Underwater"

What the ego hates more than anything else in the world is to change- even when the present situation is not working or is horrible. Instead, we do more and more of what does not work, as many others have rightly said about addicts, and, I would say, about all of us. The reason we do anything one more time is because the last time did not really satisfy us deeply. As English poet W.H. Auden put it in "Apropos of Many Things": "We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die.