Posted by: gebs | December 17, 2009

“Souls are Like Wax Waiting for a Seal”

Souls are like wax waiting for a seal.

Therefore if you spend your life trying to escape from the heat of the fire that is meant to soften and prepare you to become your true self, and if you try to keep your substance from melting in the fire – as if your true identity were to be hard wax – the seal will fall upon you at last and crush you.  You will not be able to tale your own true name and countenance, and you will be destroyed by the event that was meant to be your fulfilment. 

 –          Thomas Merton


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