Thomas Merton Quote

Our real journey in life is interior; it is a matter of growth, deepening, and is an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary for us to respond to that action.” ~ Thomas Merton


Rumi Doorsill Poem

Ordeal. The time of testing is here.
Words like fortitude and valour
mean something among people again.
Old agreements weaken and break.
When the knife reaches bone,
your life must change.
Be glad the refining fire
is around you.
Laugh as you stand on this doorsill.
Out of your dry thorn opens a rose garden.
(Translation by Coleman Barks, with A. J. Arberry and Nevit Ergin)
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