Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton on Acceptance

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in … Continue reading

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Seeking Sanctuary in Our Own Sacred Spaces – Parker J. Palmer

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/parker-palmer-seeking-sanctuary-in-our-own-sacred-spaces/8928 Click on the link to visit http://www.onbeing.org for this wonderful piece by Parker J Palmer on the importance of creating sanctuary in our lives, to support our doing what we can to survive in – and challenge – the … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on love & empathy

“To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on where to focus in our working

“Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on the gathering storm

‘A storm is gathering outside. The truth is coming, nothing can stop it. You can’t run from it. You can’t avoid it through watching TV, taking drugs, looking at facebook, working at your job, meditating or doing affirmations. Your great … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on the Dawn Chorus

‘For the birds there is not a time that they tell, but the “point vierge”, the virgin point between darkness and light, between non-being and being. You can tell yourself the time by their waking, if you are experienced. But … Continue reading

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The human trauma and transformation – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/04/the-human-trauma/ This is utterly gorgeous (whether you are of the Christian or another faith, or none), and follows on from last night’s Thomas Merton post, on this Easter weekend. James Finley, talking about Thomas Merton, Path to the Palace of … Continue reading

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