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A 365 day-by-day with inspirational and provocative choices from the journals of Thomas Merton mixed with drawings and pictures by way of Merton.

This quantity of day-by-day proposal from Thomas Merton attracts from Merton's journals and papers to give, on a daily basis, a seasonally applicable and thought-provoking perception or observation.
Each month will start with considered one of Merton's pleasant pen-and-ink drawings or considered one of his based black-and-white photographs.

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For that silence is true life and, even though your body moves around (as mine did vigorously, being cold), your soul stays in the same place, resting in its life Who is God, now in winter just as it did before in summer, without any apparent difference, as if nothing had changed at all, and the passage of seasons had only been an illusion. For the first time since the beginning of December, I went out to work to let some fresh air into my stuffy head and let a few phantasms fly away into the trees.

Unity within and without. Unity with all living things—without effort or contention. My silence is part of the whole world’s silence and builds the temple of God without the noise of hammers. 27, 29 18 j a n ua r y 1 9 Reality and the Ordinary Still very cold and bright. The best thing about the retreat has been working in the pig barn and then walking back alone, a mile and a half, through the snow. I think I have come to see more clearly and more seriously the meaning, or lack of meaning, in my life.

Quite the contrary, perhaps. It does not matter how I may or may not be classified. In the light of this simple fact of God’s love and the form it has taken in the mystery of my life, classifications are ludicrous, and I have no further need to occupy my mind with them (if I ever did)—at least in this connection. ” (December 9, 1964) It does remain, however, something of a mystery how a TrappistCistercian monk, who lived out of his own specific moments in history (1915–1968), by exposing his life’s text can continue to be a witness for readers so that they can make their own journeys through their own uniquely experienced territories.

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