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Thomas Merton on Darkness

‘It is in the darkness, when there is nothing left in us that can please or comfort our minds, when we seem to be useless and worthy of all contempt, when we seem to have failed, when we seem to … Continue reading

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Toko-pa: On Being Cooked Click on the title for this helpful, profound post from Toko-pa on the pain and slow process elements of an ordeal by fire, and how we hold/fail to hold that culturally! Here’s a link to a … Continue reading

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