Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thought from Merton

Recovering from another night shift, so no original thoughts from me today! However, my VTS pal VH posted this on her Facebook page, which I thought was worth sharing:

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I think I am living for, in detail, and ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for. Between these two answers you can determine the identity of any person.

4 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That is good.

Elizabeth said...

I really like that - great quote.

FranIAm said...

I read that somewhere else today... it is very moving. I love Merton!

Jan said...

I've always loved those words of Merton. I need the reminder, too.