Spiritual Capitalism…

(Thanks to today’s Minimergent.)

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 

3 thoughts on “Spiritual Capitalism…

  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging. I have read the few sentence that you have written what you named “Spiritual Capitalism…” It is true that the most of us are indoctrinated of “when we do that” we will finally be lovable, but on this way there is no limit anymore…! Yes it is inherently self-advancing and therefore also self-defeating. I’m totally agree with you Mister Richard Rohr. Thank you very much to sharing your thoughts…!

  2. Hey there I have read your article “Spiritual Capitalism” and I must say very interesting for me…! Would you mind if I share your blog with my community group? There are a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Many thanks.

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