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Quote of the Day 10 December 2013 – Muse

“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry speaking in Frankfort, Indiana
Wendell Berry speaking in Frankfort, Indiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quote of the Day 08 Sept 2013 ~ Peace of Solitude

Thomas Merton's Struggle With Peacemaking ~ Peace of Solitude

The world of men has forgotten the joys of silence, the peace of solitude, which is necessary, to some extent, for the fullness of human living. Man cannot be happy for long unless he is in contact with the springs of spiritual life which are hidden in the depths of his own soul. If man is exiled constantly from his own home, locked out of his spiritual solitude, he ceases to be a true person.
The catholic Church once asked… Can you trust Thomas Merton? Which to me is more than enough reason to listen when he speaks of Peace of Solitude.

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