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What will be your truth?

When ends justify your means
what will be the meaning and justice of your end?

When power is about keeping power
what, when you lose it, will keep and empower you?

When you forsake truth to prosper,
what will be your truth when prosperity forsakes you?

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Happiness leading to sorrow

 

There is a false and momentary happiness in self-satisfaction, but it always leads to sorrow because it narrows and deadens our spirit.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

This follows from last week’s post and reinforces the connection with addiction.

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Is our happiness too small?

 

A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found: for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island