Monday, June 09, 2008

New Learnings

Found this quote. It really resonates with what I have been learning on my year of Sabbath.

There is a perverse form of contemporary violence (that is) activism and overwork . . . The rush and pressure of modern life are a form of violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our inner capacity for peace. –Thomas Merton


Anonymous said...

That quote totally speaks to me and my messiah complex. Where is it from?? -Sarah C

Emily said...

Thomas Merton is my favorite. How did you know?