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Satori night with Thomas Merton

A cliff hanging bus ride to Dharmasala by night

Up the mountain without fear of the abyss my soul

Mind and body unhinged by the unsettling… 147 more words


“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”  Thomas Merton


Love Without Judgment Is Worthy

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business.

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The Greatest Need of Our Time

“The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes of all political and social life a mass illness.

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Change And Transformation

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"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ~ Thomas Merton, American writer, mystic, and Trappist monk
For this Freyja Day musing, here's a generous helping of very timely wisdom from a fellow Aquarian and sojourner on the Way, Thomas Merton. Follow the links below, to Br. Merton's insight on the greatest need of our time, and see what inspires and resonates with you. Big Love, Jamie

Daily Prompt Meditation and Living the Good Life

It’s ironic that the day when the title of the Daily Prompt is “Easy Fix”, pingbacks are broken again.  Here’s a little secret I can give you as a 30-year veteran of the software engineering field.  1,084 more words

Daily Riches: Cutting Through Political and Religious Illusions (Vernon Howard, Thomas Merton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

“Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth is a supremely successful day.” Vernon Howard

“It seems to me that the most basic problem is not political, it is apolitical and human. 390 more words