Love the Questions Themselves

February 22, 2014 by  
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“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point [...]

It is not thoughts that matter

February 7, 2014 by  
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“It is not thoughts that matter, but hours of silence and the precious dimension of existence which is otherwise completely unknown, certainly unknown when one thinks, or mentally speaks…or even writes. It must simply be seen, and is not seen until one has been sitting still, alone, in its own utter obviousness.” ~~ Thomas Merton, [...]

Every now and then go away

February 1, 2014 by  
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“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” [...]

I said to my soul

January 29, 2014 by  
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“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready [...]

Love is Longing

November 15, 2013 by  
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Love is longing and longing, the pain of being parted; No illness is rich enough for the distress of the heart, A lover’s lament surpasses all other cries of pain. Love is the royal threshold to God’s mystery…. The carnival of small affections and polite attachments Which litter and consume our passing time Is no [...]

Trust Life

November 8, 2013 by  
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And just when I thought the day could not get any better, along comes my constant companion, my Totem since childhood. Doves remind us that we are strong during the “in-between” times (since they arrive at dusk and dawn when the veil between day and night is thin). Whenever I feel the slightest twinge of [...]

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