Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Are you running in circles like a mad dog?

Coco doing her crazy running       J. Stimmell©2011

"The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of the activist...destroys his own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of his own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful."
–above quote from Cojectures of a Guilty Bystander by Thomas Merton–

Post a Comment