Thomas Merton

Hi, Friends,

I’ve been slowing down and practicing aparigraha to the best of my ability.  Every moment can be challenging!  I want to share with you one of my favorite quotes.  Let’s use it as food for the Advent journey.

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“One who is content with what he has and who accepts the fact that he inevitably misses very much in life is far better off than the one who has much more but who worries about all he might be missing.  For we cannot make the best of what we are if our heart are always divided between what we are and what we are not. 

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity.  Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.  Let us therefore learn to pass from one imperfect activity to another without worrying too much about what we are missing.”

~ Thomas Merton


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