Thomas Merton: ‘Where is Our Peace?’


Where is silence? Where is solitude? Where is Love? Ultimately, these cannot be found anywhere except in the ground of our own being. There, in the silent depths, there is no more distinction between the I and the Not-I. There is perfect peace, because we are grounded in infinite creative and redemptive Love. There we encounter God whom no eye can see… –Thomas Merton

Love and Living by Thomas Merton, (New York: Harcourt, 1965, p. 20)

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