quote du jour ~merton – to allow oneself…

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of the activist neutralizes his or her work for peace.

~Thomas Merton


4 thoughts on “quote du jour ~merton – to allow oneself…

  1. Yes.we are not peace when we are on the way to peace or trying to “get” peace or trying ton convince others to be peace.
    We only bring about peace by being peace.
    Thomas Merton wrote a lot about this, and his work is very inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing it, and your own reflections.

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