Thomas Merton


We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
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In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
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We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.
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Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
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