Reflections by Jerry Webber

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thomas Keating on True Self

People get confused and a little scattered when the words "true self / false self" are used. They are not easy concepts to grasp, yet they speak to some very core realities in the Christian spiritual life.

This morning I read a line in Thomas Keating's Manifesting God that offered a simple and helpful description, I think.

The true self is God's idea of who we are.

[Manifesting God, p. 56]

1 comment:

Kathryn Kelley said...

and life is messy when we are living out of our false self...oh wait, it can be messy when we live out of our true self as well, but it is much more of a peaceful mess when we are who we are.