Thursday, February 18, 2016

THE FRENZY OF THE ACTIVIST


VIEW FROM MY BEDROOM WINDOW.
LEMONS REFLECTED IN NEIGHBOR'S BEDROOM WINDOW.

There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence.

The rush and pressures of modern life are a form of its innate violence.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns,
to surrender to too many projects,
to want to help everyone in everything,
to succumb to violence...

The frenzy of the activist...destroys our own inner capacity for peace.

It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work,
because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.


--Thomas Merton


1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hit me between the eyes. I will have to share this to my page. Thanks for the reminder. Blessings and peace.
    Jeanne

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