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Archive for April 8, 2012

The Necessity For Self Understanding

‘He who attempts to act and think for others or for the world without deepening his own self understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love, will not have anything to give others.

He will communicate to them nothing but the contagion of his own obsessions, his aggressiveness, his ego-centered ambitions, his delusions about ends and means, his doctrinaire prejudices and ideas.’

Thomas Merton
Anglo-American Catholic Writer and Mystic