More Merton Mentoring

English: Library at Merton College, Oxford, UK

English: Library at Merton College, Oxford, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves ant the same time.”

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.”

“Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future, rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.”

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”

“We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.”


Thomas Merton Quoted

Thomas Merton hermitage interior2 (Abbey of Ge...

Thomas Merton hermitage interior2 (Abbey of Gethsemani) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.”


“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love therefore, is its own reward.”


“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”


English: Former Trappists monastery in Dolbeau...

English: Former Trappists monastery in Dolbeau-Mistassini Français : Notre-Dame-de-Mistassini, ancien monastère des Pères-Trappistes situé à Dolbeau-Mistassini info (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am very grateful for the color green. If there had to be so much of anything best it be green – Mariam Pollard, OCSO