To live here To die there ~ It is being That matters ~ The spirit’s Lightful presence ~ In this plain day Amongst shining trees ~ And flowers Everywhere. ~ Inspired by https://thecontemplativewriter.com/2018/05/22/thomas-mertons-prayer-for-pentecost/
Awareness Gratitude Spontaneous awe ~ A vivid realisation Spiritual vision Spiritual wonder ~ Knowing beyond unknowing Life itself. ~ Inspired by words by Thomas Merton in 'New Seeds of Contemplation' ~
Worlds and Time
Worlds And time Are the dance Of God In the emptiness of space And glory Inspired by words by Thomas Merton: "For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness"
God calls Through the earth And every blade of grass Proclaims God's creative glory Inspired by Thomas Merton - “When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when … Continue reading Creative Glory
The Mysterious Cosmic Dance
Leave your obsession With meaning And importance Follow the rarely-glimpsed revelation Of the mysterious cosmic Dance. Inspired by Thomas Merton: "...if we could let go of our own obsession with what we think is the meaning of it all, we might be able to hear His call and follow Him in His mysterious cosmic dance"
A Year of Inspirers (6) – Thomas Merton and Spirituality
"Without mysticism there is no real theology, and without theology there is no real mysticism...The separation of theology from 'spirituality' is a disaster". These are words by Thomas Merton, born 31st January 1915. He is saying that we must use our minds in our spirituality. Our spiritual experiences and practices should have some relation to … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (6) – Thomas Merton and Spirituality
~ One and many I am here ~ Present With you ~ With all A bond ~ A centre Of kinds ~ Moving Within ~ Your Circumference ~ Leaving all Behind. ~ Inspired by a prayer by Thomas Merton posted @ https://thecontemplativewriter.com/2018/05/22/thomas-mertons-prayer-for-pentecost/
Inspiring Quotations: A door opens in the centre of our being
A door opens in the center of our being and we seem to fall through it into immense depths which, although they are infinite, are all accessible to us; all eternity seems to have become ours in this one placid and breathless contact. God touches us with a touch that is emptiness and empties us. … Continue reading Inspiring Quotations: A door opens in the centre of our being
The Universe Gathers
Thomas Merton died on 10th December 1968, and this poem was inspired by his writing. ~ The blue sky Worships you ~ The clouds Sing and dance ~ The sun And the moon ~ Rise And bow down ~ And the universe Gathers ~ In one Vast congregation ~ To ponder The living word. ~ … Continue reading The Universe Gathers
The Dark Embrace
. Being drawn away From the visible world . Was an anguish As the mind loosened . Its grip On illusory facts . And flew instead Like a spirit . Into the dark Embrace of God. . Inspired by the writing of Thomas Merton
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