Friday, January 29, 2010

Fear & Anxiety Immobilize the Spirit

Flying with Linda to La Jolla in just a few minutes. One of the ways I start the day is to read something from Thomas Merton, one of my spiritual heroes. Merton writes:

"If a man in this night lets his spirit get carried away with fear or impatience and anxiety, he will come to a standstill. He will twist and turn and torture himself with attempts to see some light and feel some warmth and recapture the old consolations that are beyond recovery."
- New Seeds of Contemplation (One of the ten most influential books in my life)