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". . . right reverence . . ."

“Self-knowledge gives rise to right reverence of self and others.”

– Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious, David Dark (p. 144)

Poetry

The voice of accusation…

Jesus came to reveal our oneness our unity with the divine. He said “I and the Father are one.” This is our anthem. When we wake up to that truth we can’t reject one another. 863 more words

Grace

Mercy Heals In Every Way – 7 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – Love and Living edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Patrick Hart

1. Sanity and spiritual balance

“If man is to recover his sanity and spiritual balance, there must be a renewal of communion between the traditional, contemplative disciplines and those of science, between the poet and the physicist, the priest and the depth psychologist, the monk and the politician.”

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Quotes From A Book

A Quietly Extraordinary Afternoon

40-plus people gathered in a room in an historic neighborhood in Lexington. The people brought food. They brought wine. They brought minds and hearts questing for a higher dialogue than we endured in Cleveland last week. 719 more words

A Futile Search

My friend’s experience reminded me that the search for a perfect religious community is a futile one. As the Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote in…

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Religion

The Subconscious Mind – 10 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – No Man Is An Island

1. The subconscious mind

“The subconscious mind plays a very important part in the interior life, even though it remains behind the scenes. Just as a good play depends on the scene, the lighting, and all the rest, so too our interior life owes much of its character to the setting and lighting and background and atmosphere which are provided, without any deliberate action of our own, by our subconscious mind.”

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Quotes From A Book

Peace Sells

But if I think the most important thing in life is a feeling of interior peace, I will be all the more disturbed when I notice that I do not have it.

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Religion