Tag: thomas merton

The voice of accusation…

Jesus came to reveal our oneness our unity with the divine. He said “I and the Father are one.” This is our anthem. When we wake up to that truth we can’t reject one another. To reject another is to reject ourselves. We are living just the one life, the eternal life. Our innermost voice…

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The Observer

The mystics have always understood the importance of meditation.  Actually nearly every religion practices some form of meditation.  Thomas Merton was a great mystic of our time.  He would say meditation practices often open up to the contemplative moment.  In those moments we are “touched by God” in the unknowing place.  He says this about…

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Uniqueness is oneness

We all know that each of us has a unique finger print.  No two people have the same retinal patterns.  We all have individuality, unique personalities.  No two people are alike.  Even identical twins have uniqueness.  If we look around we see the same thing in all of creation.  There aren’t two things that are…

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The Lego Moment

“OUR discovery of God is, in a way, God’s discovery of us.” (Thomas Merton) The contemplatives and the mystics (which are really the same thing) talk about “living in the present moment.”  Actually there are many traditions that have discovered the divine power of living in the present moment.  This can be a difficult concept…

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