Tag: Thomas Merton

Minds Like Crows

Enjoy this re-post from three years ago. oooOOOooo “Our minds are like crows.  They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them.”  ~ Thomas Merton I love this analogy. Its part of the human…

Missing Out on Your Own Happiness

“In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is so important, you lose your peace of heart… As soon as you take yourself seriously and imagine that your virtues are important because they…

Flight from the Shadow

“There was a man who was so disturbed by the sight of his own shadow and so displeased with his own footsteps that he determined to get rid of both. The method he hit upon was to run away from them. So he got…

Inspiration – The Work of our Lives

“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. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both…

* Tao Inspiration ☯ – The game is never over

There are no fixed limits Time does not stand still. Nothing endures, Nothing is final. You cannot lay hold Of the end or the beginning. He who is wise sees near and far As the same, Does not despise the small Or value the…

* Be a Bold Writer

“If a writer is so cautious he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If  you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men…

* Wise Words for Cautious Writers

“If a writer is so cautious he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If  you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men…

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