Meditating with Thomas Merton

I came across a quote by Thomas Merton this morning and it has been sticking with me. As I’ve said in an earlier post, I often fall into the trap of feeling like I have to prove myself a lot of times. I get trapped in a tangled and messy web of achievement. Some of the time, it can be a great motivator and can inspire some really creative and interesting stuff. A lot of times it can suck. But I make the best of it and keep on going. This Merton quote has helped me relax a bit and breathe easier. Hope it’s helpful for you as well.

All the good that you will do will come not from you, but from the fact that you have allowed yourself, in the obedience of faith, to be used by God’s love. Think of this more and gradually you will be free from the need to prove yourself, and you can be more open to the power that will work through you without your knowing it.

Did anything stick out to you in Merton’s words? Was anything particularly inspiring for you? I know this seems to open me up with the opportunity to be a little less harsh on myself, which is always a welcome endeavor. Hope it was helpful for you as well.


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