Do I Prefer Analysis to Silence?


Contradictions have always existed in the soul of [individuals]. But it is only when we prefer analysis to silence that they become a constant and insoluble problem. We are not meant to resolve all contradictions but to live with them and rise above them and see them in the light of exterior and objective values which make them trivial by comparison. –Thomas Merton

Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton (FS&G, 1956, p. 80-81)

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