Merton: Movement, Motion, Meaning

 

Fear

Achieve, or lose standing.

Advance, or fall behind.

Acquire, or risk scarcity.

Reality

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

Peace

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