Saturday, September 13, 2014

I am myself my own unique door...

"The way to find the real ‘world’ is not merely 
to measure and observe what is outside us, 
but to discover our own inner ground. 
For that is where the world is, first of all: in my deepest self. 
This ‘ground,’ this ‘world’ where I am mysteriously present at once to my own self 
and to the freedoms of all other men,
 is not a visible objective and determined structure with fixed laws and demands.
 It is a living and self-creating mystery 
of which I am myself a part, 
to which I am myself my own unique door."

~Thomas Merton,
Contemplation in a World of Action 


purple sky waterfall over a doorway

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