I am finding it hard to stop, these days...so many things to do; work demands, house demands as we go into winter; animal needs...but I am heartened by my small efforts to read and sit each day, and meditate. I feel that these times make a foundation
for all the rest. And I am centred and reminded by two quotes this week:
Thomas Merton: 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 the activist neutralizes his or her work in the world.
Luke: (on the trap of good works): She refers to "those who take refuge from themselves in an unreflective pursuit of good, pouring all their energy into the redemption of society and other people, while blind to their own personal darkness.