#4640 - Friday, June 29, 2012 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #4640 - Friday, June 29, 2012 - Editor: Jerry KatzThe Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/Notice of an interview with Gary Falk, today, Friday. A really good article about Richard Rohr. And news from Sentient Publications about books and a conference on compassion.The interview with Gary Falk should be very interesting and possibly irreverent. He is a long time member of, and contributor to, Nonduality Salon, which alone would make him a unique interview.Via Kelly Sammy:
If you are so inclined, tune in Friday, June 29th: 10-11 AM PST//1-2 PM EST at
where I will be interviewing Gary Falk -- on his journey of unfolding.
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This is one interview that I will definitely not miss. I just can't wait to
find out how I am unfolding.
June 28, 2012 by Susan Stabile
One final post prompted by my reading of Richard Rohrs Falling Upwards.
Rohr gives one the simplest, yet completely accurate description of dualistic thinking. He writes that dualistic thinking is the well-practiced pattern of knowing most things by comparison. And for some reason, once you compare or label things (that is, judge) you almost always conclude that one is good and the other is less good or even bad.
Rohr presents seven Cs of delusion, suggesting that the dualistic mind compares, competes, conflicts, conspires, condemns, cancels out any contrary evidence, and crucifies with impunity.
In contrast, when we grow into nondualistic thinking (he also uses the terms contemplative thinking and both-and thinking), you no longer need to divide the field of every moment between up and down, totally right or totally wrong, with me or against me. It just is. This calm allows you to confront what must be confronted with even greater clarity and incisiveness.
Dualistic thinking is not inherently bad. Rohr suggests it is very helpful even necessary in the first half of life. The hope, however, is that as we move to the second-half of life, we can grow from dualistic thinking to nondualistic thinking. Nondualistic thinking presumes that you have first mastered dualistic clarity, but also found it insufficient for the really big issues like love, suffering, death, God, and any notion of infinity. In short, we need both.
For what it is worth, regarding how we move to nondualistic thinking, I think Rohrs The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See is an wonderful book to read.
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