self-gratifying deliberations on the essential nature of inconsequential truth
private musings pining for public acknowledgment
Monday, May 18, 2009
I am beginning to think the career path to heaven or hell is less about being bad or good and more about whether you prefer what is easy or what is hard; what is wide or what is narrow; what requires work, or what comes naturally.
"I am aware of the need for constant self-revision and growth, leaving behind the renunciations of yesterday and yet in continuity with all my yesterdays. For to cling to the past is to lose one's continuity with the past, since this means clinging to what is no longer there. My ideas are always changing, always moving around one center, and I am always seeing that center, and I am always seeing that center from somewhere else. Hence, I will always be accused of inconsistency. But I will no longer be there to hear the accusation."
- Thomas Merton