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Scott Swanson
Clergy, Spiritual Director, Coach, Prison Chaplain

Affiliation with UVic English: Graduate Student, M.A. 1994

Special Book: Everything Belongs, Richard Rohr

When did you first read this book: 2005

Which sentence from this book has special significance for you?

“We do not find our own centre; it finds us. Our own mind will not be able to figure it out. … The greatest barrier to the next level of conscience or consciousness is our comfort and control at the one we are at now.”

What does the sentence mean to you?

The genius of this book for me is the way in which Rohr articulates in contemporary language the shared wisdom of many cultures and spiritual traditions over the millennia. This is true Wisdom literature — no quick, easy, glib answers.