A Spring Within Us

A Spring Within Us


In these daily reflections, Richard Rohr reminds us of our inherent belovedness and invites us to rediscover the spring hidden inside us: God’s indwelling presence. Remembering our True Self is a lifelong journey, and Fr. Richard offers insights to ease the process that leads us back to our Source.

The meditations follow the arc of life from innocence, through inevitable brokenness, to putting ourselves back together, through ripening into union—with self, God, others, and the world.

Fr. Richard draws from Scripture, Christian mystics, non-dual teachers from various faiths, and wisdom from other fields such as psychology, science, the Enneagram, and the Twelve Steps. Rather than teaching new concepts, he frames them in a way that resonates with our intuitive wisdom: the truth that our souls already know.

Each week of meditations concludes with a unique invitation to contemplative practice. Yet, the spiritual journey is not merely for our own transformation, but for the healing of the world. Thus, throughout the book, Fr. Richard also calls us to compassionate action.

“With his great Franciscan heart wide open to the heart of the world, Richard Rohr seems to have a sixth sense about what’s emerging into consciousness and where he is needed next. . . . What awaits you here is the integrated wisdom that emerges out of a life courageously and vulnerably lived.” 

—Cynthia Bourgeault, from the Foreword

The meditations in A Spring Within Us first appeared in 2014 as Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations emails and were revised and updated for this book.

Paperback, 428 pages

CAC Publishing, 2016