Thomas Merton: Abyss of Solitude

“However, the truest solitude is not something outside you, not an absence of humans or of sound around you; it is an abyss opening up in the center of your own soul.

And this abyss of interior solitude is a hunger that will never be satisfied with any created thing.” —Thomas Merton

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton (New Directions Books 1961, p. 80- 81)

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