Seeing our place

As a woman of a certain age, I have a visceral reaction to the idea of being ‘in my place’.

It suggests a box. And I don’t like boxes.

However, Thomas Merton’s insights on the responsibilities of humans to their own time and place has stirred something from which I cannot excuse myself.

Instead, it showed me a space I need to inhabit.

And that feels extraordinarily liberating.

Funny, isn’t it!

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Thomas Merton quoted in my post Finding our place.