Friday, August 6, 2010

Yearning


 But the monks of the Middle Ages, and the clerics too, believed that the inner paradise was the ultimate ground of freedom in man's heart. To find it one had to travel, as Augustine had said, not with steps, but with yearnings. ...Paradise is simply the person, the self, but the radical self in its uninhibited freedom. 
Thomas Merton. Love and Living. (New York: Harcourt, 1965), p. 8. 


4 comments:

Michelle Myhre said...

Beautiful. xoxo

Em said...

Wonderful quote.

MidnightBeadery said...

I definitely have these yearnings.

Brandi Reynolds said...

I think the journey gets easier when we admit that it's hard-and I for one am glad you did.