Merton: Solitude’s Special Work


Solitude has its own special work: a deepening of awareness that the world needs. A struggle against alienation. True solitude is deeply aware of the world’s needs. It does not hold the world at arm’s length.–Thomas Merton

Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander by Thomas Merton (Image, p. 19)

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