In true prayer, although every silent moment remains the same, every moment is a new discovery of a new silence, a new penetration into that eternity in which all things are always new. We know, by fresh discovery, the deep reality that is our concrete existence here and now …

merton prayer eternity

When I am liberated by silence,
when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life,
but in the living of it,

I can discover a form of prayer in which
there is effectively, no distraction.

My whole life becomes a prayer.

My whole silence is full of prayer.

The world of silence in which I am immersed contributes to my prayer.

… …

merton prayer silence solitude

Let me seek, then, the gift of silence, … and solitude,
where everything I touch is turned into prayer:

where the sky is my prayer,
the birds are my prayer,
the wind in the trees is my prayer,
for God is all in all.

~ Thomas Merton

Stillness Speaks Teacher page for Thomas Merton will be coming soon.


Excerpt from Thoughts In Solitude by Merton, Thomas.
Images (edited and logo added): 1 &  featured) Dawn by Pexels, 2)  Nature Tree by jplenio, both are CCO Public Domain.
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