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Friday, October 21, 2005

A Good Mystic Is Hard To Find

Today's thought from Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and mystic.

"When I am liberated by silence, when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life, but in the living of it, I can discover a form of prayer in which there is effectively, no distraction.  My whole life becomes a prayer.  My whole silence is full of prayer.  The world of silence in which I am immersed contributes to my prayer."

page 93, Thoughts In Solitude

That's why the RRR takes long float trips down quiet rivers and hikes in the desert.


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