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Silence, Solitude, and Peace

November 27, 2021

In the delightful time with friends who are family this past Thanksgiving weekend, I felt my soul nourished. I also craved the time to simply Be Still in the midst of the beauty of God’s creation. The words below from Thomas Merton’s third journal speak to the blessing of that solitude with friends and simply by being still in the midst of it all.

Silence and solitude and peace. Even if everything else is noise, I can be silent within my own house.—November 2, 1959— A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk’s True Life — The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3: 1952-1960

3 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Anniegoose's Blog and commented:
    My hope that is that all who follow the Thanksgiving Holiday had an awesome time with family or friends. Blessings to all.

  2. Such a beautiful quote. That is what we had – a day filled with solitude and peace. Blessings to all.

  3. thegreeningspirit permalink

    This so speaks to my own soul’s longing…

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