Journey Towards Purpose

Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative invites you to tune in for the next segment in its Inspiring Conversations series, “Journey Towards Purpose,” featuring well-known leaders focused on guiding people toward living more fulfilling and happy lives.
Jun 21, 2024

Top 10 Learning Moments

  1. Many people lead a wonderful life of action, but are unbalanced within their inner prayer life.
  2. Simply saying prayers does not transform the self.
  3. The untransformed mind sees everything as known and unknown. The transformed mind sees known and unknown but does not choose a side.
  4. Dualistic thinking leads to arrogance. Non-dualistic thinking leads to humility.
  5. Contemplative thinking is the only way to free ourselves from dualistic thinking.
  6. What I too often saw were a lot of missionaries that were disillusioned, who were burnt out as we say. Who were tired. As I talked to so many of them, I came to think they have a wonderful life of action, but it isn’t balanced by an inner life. They said prayers, but they didn’t know how to hold presence. — Fr. Richard Rohr
  7. The untransformed mind sees every event, every idea, every person that comes toward it as either something I know or something I don’t know. — Fr. Richard Rohr
  8. What [Jesus] teaches more than love is faith. Where you know enough, and you know that God is good so you can live without knowing everything. — Fr. Richard Rohr
  9. Dualistic thinking creates an arrogant religion, not very likable people. — Fr. Richard Rohr
  10. Part of the contemplative mind is being able to hold tension. — Fr. Daniel Groody

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This series is hosted by ThinkND, the University of Notre Dame’s online learning community that connects you with videos, podcasts, articles, courses, and other resources to inspire minds and spark conversations on everything from faith and politics to science, technology, and your career.

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Featured Speakers

Rev. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thomas Schreier, Founding Director, University of Notre Dame Inspired Leadership Initiative

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., Vice President and Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame

“The untransformed mind sees everything as known and unknown. The transformed mind sees known and unknown but does not choose a side.”

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