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Through investigation of science, literature, history and the visual arts, the authors explore theories of memory and the cultural and literary resonances of memorializing. Drawing on the work of many of the most influential literary figures of the period, such as Tennyson, Scott, and Hardy, Memory and Memorials explores key topics such as: gender and memory; Victorian psychological theories of memory; and cultural constructions in literature, science, history and architecture. Memory and Memorials: From the French Revolution to World War One employs a range of new and influential interdisciplinary methodologies. It offers both a fresh theoretical understanding of the period, and a wealth of empirical material of use to the historian, literary critic or social psychologist. Matthew Campbell lectures in English literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry.

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The book is easily available through the usual providers like Amazon and Book Depository. If you would like to join in a conversation, hit me up on twitter. Note that all words that follow are direct quotations from the book and not being my own work should be attributed to the author. Emphasis is mine to show thoughts of particular personal interest.

Tackling this problem would achieve much better results. X These three paragraphs…summarise the book 1. The goodness of God fills all the gaps of the universe, without discrimination or preference. Death is not just physical dying, but going to full depth, hitting the bottom, going the distance, beyond where I am in control, fully beyond where I am now.

When you go into the full depths and death, sometimes even the depths of your sin, you come out the other side—and the word for that is resurrection. XX If I had a message to my contemporaries it is surely this: Be anything you like, be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form, but at all costs avoid one thing: success….

If you are too obsessed with success, you will forget to live. If you have learned only how to be a success, your life has probably been wasted. Thomas Merton quoted on The False Self is what changes, passes, and dies. Only your True Self lives forever. We split from our shadow self and pretend to be our idealized self. We split our mind from our body and soul and live in our minds.

We split ourselves from other selves and try to live apart, superior, and separate. Each of these four illusions must—and will be overcome, either in this world, in our last days or afterward. I guess we thought this pleased Jesus—who actually saw through it all and denied any idealization of sacrifice or false generosity and the payback that it always expects.

Whenever religion actually increases the gap, it becomes antireligion instead. I am afraid we have lots of antireligion in all denominations. I always figured that was the meaning of the very first devil Jesus met and had to exercise; notice it was living in the synagogue itself Mark So I am not talking about the devils of secularism, scientism, or atheism.

I am talking about the common blockages and boundary markers inside religion itself — anything that deliberately increases the gap between my unworthiness and the supreme majesty of God — the exact and very gap that Jesus came to deny and undo.

Is the person or the group after this encounter different from its surroundings, or does it reflect the predictable cultural values and biases of its group? Or, even worse, does your religion spend much of its time defining and deciding who cannot participate? When there is not much to enjoy from the inside, all you can do is keep yourself above and apart from others.

Such religion is nothing but groupthink and boundary marking, and is not likely to lead you to any deep encounter with God. Such smallness will never be ready or eager for true greatness. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead.

Rise up, work of my hands, you were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you. Together we form only one person and we cannot be separated! From an ancient homily for Easter Saturday quoted on Ways to practice resurrection now 1. Apologize when you hurt another person or situation. Undo your mistakes by some positive action toward the offended person or situation. Choose your True Self — your radical union with God — as often as possible throughout the day 6.

Always seek to change yourself before trying to change others. Choose as much as possible to serve be served. Whenever possible, seek the common good over your mere private good. Give preference to those in pain, excluded, or disabled in any way.

Seek just systems and policies over mere charity. Make sure your medium is the same as your message. Never doubt that it is all about love in the end.

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There can be a sense of meaning lost when we make major life changes—when we retire, move, change jobs, or our kids leave home. The identity we have become attached to is shaken. But you have an eternal identity deep within—your True Self in God. Your True Self is more than a job title or where you live. It is more than any one role or responsibility. Life is different now, and you might feel directionless, as if you have lost your sense of meaning and purpose. But if you sit in this tension and open up to what it can teach you, hidden under the trappings of ego and False Self you might find the You that is always present.

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Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

The book is easily available through the usual providers like Amazon and Book Depository. If you would like to join in a conversation, hit me up on twitter. Note that all words that follow are direct quotations from the book and not being my own work should be attributed to the author. Emphasis is mine to show thoughts of particular personal interest. Tackling this problem would achieve much better results. X These three paragraphs…summarise the book 1.

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Grosho And the God talk does increase as you proceed into the book, especially when you get to the Appendixes at the end of the book you have at least 5 or 6 Appendix I believe. Your True Self is the only part of you that really has access to the big questions, things like love, suffering, death, God. I feel like I can only go part way with Rohr but appreciate a number of his insights. Let me put it this way. Andwhat does it have to do with the spiritual journey?

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In the previous book, it was highly doubtful that anyone in the first half of life could appreciate the second half. In the current title, his purpose is precisely to push his readers into that realization. In Falling Upward, Rohr used too many parenthetical asides which simply interrupted the flow of the book. In Diamond, he has largely managed to avoid those distractions, and the reading is more fluid for it.

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