True Silence

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 Silence,true silenceIs not just about the absence of sound. That, in fact, is hard,If not impossibleTo attain. It is about the silence of the heart,A laying to rest,Of self absorptionAnd justification --- Of maliceAnd hubris ---Of the constant chatterWe suppose is grand, Framing our claimsTo virtue,Independence,Superiority,And control. It is a silenceThat … [Read more...]

Meditating on Words from Merton

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My friend Paul McKay posted these words from Thomas Merton and I’ve been meditating on them ever since: In our age everything has to be a ‘problem.’ Ours is a time of anxiety because we have willed it to be so. Our anxiety is not imposed on us by force from outside. We impose it on our world and upon one another from within ourselves. The word meditate comes from the Latin, meditatio, which --- among other things --- means “to ponder.”As much as I like the word “ponder,” it is helpful think … [Read more...]


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