No Man Is an Island
Here, in one of his most popular of his more than thirty books, Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise "Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away." This sequel to Seeds of Contemplation provides fresh insight into Merton's favorite topics of silence and solitude, while also underscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life--whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd.
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After you have been through your own HELL, then you learn how to be merciful to others who are going through the same.You don't open your mouth to CRITICIZE, ATTACK or JUDGE others when you yourself have gone through the same tunnel.
I HAVE MADE THE WORD OF GOD THE ONLY STANDARD MEASURE OF PROGRESS.
Great read. It took a few pages to get connected with his thoughts. It speaks to what is real in life.
Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away
Sentences on Hope
Conscience Freedom and Prayer
The Word of the Cross
Asceticism and Sacriﬁce
Being and Doing
My Soul Remembered God
The Wind Blows Where It Pleases
The Inward Solitude
The Measure of Charity