Minute Meditations

The Contemplative Mind

The life of contemplation is a life of great simplicity and inner liberty. One is not seeking anything special or demanding any particular satisfaction. One is content with what is. One is not worried about the results of what is done. One is content to have good motives and not too anxious about making mistakes. In this way one can swim with the living stream of life and remain at every moment in contact with God, in the hiddenness and ordinariness of the present moment with its obvious task.

— from The Art of Thomas Merton: A Divine Passion in Word and Vision

The Art of Thomas Merton

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