Monday, October 08, 2007

The most important of all voyages

How very true this is and how beautifully expressed:

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

-- Thomas Merton


  1. Anonymous8:39 PM

    Was this quote from one of his books, and if so, which one?
    Carolyn L.

  2. Hi Ellie ! This is Eklavya from I am glad to find your blog about meditation. It's a nice blog and I hope to learn few things from you. Keep writing good posts like this. Regards !


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