Merton: Movement, Motion, Meaning



Achieve, or lose standing.

Advance, or fall behind.

Acquire, or risk scarcity.


Serve, or lose self.

Strengthen, or fall away.

Surrender, or risk everything.

We seek the meaning of our life in activity for its own sake, activity without objective, efficacy without fruit, scientism, the cult of unlimited power, the service of the machine as an end in itself – Thomas Merton


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