Trying to Find My Way to Yes – February 4 2020

Trying to Find My Way to Yes – February 4 2020

Rohr wakes around 5:45 A.M. each day and spends an hour praying wordlessly. “I’m trying to find my way to yes,” he told me, adding that he often wakes up in a state of no.

Griswold, Eliza (2020, February 2). Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe, The New Yorker,retrieved from

Meditation is sitting still long enough to hear the silence behind the noise. Prayer is asking for permission and help to live as if the silence were the truth of me.

This morning I will spend time in meditation and prayer in order to offer myself more fully to life, more fully to joy, more fully to the world.

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar who runs the Center for Action and Contemplation, a meditation hub and religious school outside Albuquerque NM and is the author of several books, including Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life and The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe

Dana, meditation, two 5×7 tintypes, Studio City, CA