He says, “I believe that Jesus and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are saying the same thing but with different vocabulary: We suffer to get well. We surrender to win. We die to live. We give it away to keep it.”
Now, I don’t always agree with everything Rohr puts out, but I do like how he connects other aspects of life to prayer and spirituality. To me, it makes spirituality feel possible in the midst of my busy life–hence my rare posting
He helps translate the different languages and it makes our faith more accessible:
“We are all addicts. Human beings are addictive by nature. King writes: “The question for each of us is not whether we are addicted but how we are addicted, and to what. Denial of the existence of addiction in your life is not a mark of moral accomplishment but a sign of blindness.”  Addiction is a modern name and honest description for what the biblical tradition called “sin” and medieval Christians called “passions” or “attachments.” They both recognized that serious measures or practices were needed to break us out of these illusions and entrapments.” https://cac.org/a-universal-addiction-2019-12-08/
Finally, he describes mindfulness and prayer as a way to deal with reality,
“A radical, almost nonsensical “okayness” characterizes mature believers, which is why they are often called “holy fools.” We don’t have to deny, dismiss, defy, or ignore reality anymore. What is, is gradually okay. What is, is the greatest of teachers.” https://cac.org/twelve-step-spirituality-part-one-weekly-summary-2019-12-14/
I love the phrase a “radical okayness.” I once saw a shirt that said “World’s Okay-est Runner,” and I thought it applied to me. I’m not that fast, I don’t run every day, but I do run every weekend, and I keep at it. Seeing this phrase in spirituality actually makes a lot of sense to me. I don’t have to see myself as the best, I just try to keep it up.