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A Free Teaching by Richard Rohr

Emotional Sobriety: Rewiring Our Programs for Happiness

Richard Rohr invites us toward an authentic, full sobriety that includes body, mind, and heart. When “happiness” eludes us—as eventually it always will—we have an opportunity to examine our programmed responses and to choose a different path. Contemplation can heal our habitual reactions to reality, rewiring both our conscious and unconscious patterns. We hope you enjoy this 80-minute teaching by Father Richard (Center for Action and Contemplation webcast recorded in 2011)!

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