Thursday, June 4, 2009



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

8 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

I absolutely agree! In fact that's been my philosophy for so long. Know your mind before you venture into the outside world.

Greetings from London.

onesilentwinter said...

incredible straong words

Annie Coe said...

I agree, and I myself have been on that adventure of discovery my whole life :-).

sarahthefantastic said...

Amen, Yoli!

Renee said...

I am reading The Seven Storey Mountain right now by Thomas Merton.

He is incredible.

xoxox

Hajar said...

Powerful words with so much truth. Coincidentally, I am embarking on an incredible journey myself. Thanks for sharing Yoli. :)

jen laceda said...

Very beautiful quote indeed! I've been going through a soul-searching process at the moment because of career and wanting a change. I will make this quote an inspiration!

dutchbaby said...

An inspiring quote. I plan to share this with my children today.