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You don't need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope ~ Thomas Merton 140427

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I believe that the desire to please you by Thomas Merton @ Like Success

"Love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive." — Thomas Merton

Quotes About Love - Thomas Merton

"Love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive." — Thomas Merton

Forever thankful to have a few of these people in my life..!

Real conversations do take courage and risk. Thank goodness for real friends who are willing to have those conversations.

"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business, and in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can." - Thomas Merton -- I love this quote!

Thomas Merton - Our Job Is To Love Others Without Stopping To Inquire Whether Or Not They Are Worthy.

thomas merton : "Our real journey in life is interior: it is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts."

Words of Thomas Merton with Images from Octane Creative. Our real journey in life is interior.

anticipation of pain is painful

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.