POEMS: “When I am not present to myself” by Thomas Merton

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When I am not present to myself”

When I am not present to myself,
then I am only aware of that half of me,
that mode of my being which turns outward
to created things.

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And then it is possible for me to lose myself among them.
Then I no longer feel the deep secret pull
of the gravitation of love which draws my inward self
toward “God.” [The Unmanifest]]

My will and my intelligence lose their command of the
other faculties.
My senses, my imagination, my emotions,
scatter to pursue their various quarries all over the face
of the earth.

Recollection brings them home.
It brings the outward self into line with the inward spirit,
and makes my whole being answer the deep pull of love
that reaches down into the Mystery…

Thomas Merton

from – No Man is an Island

5 Comments Add yours

  1. The picture of who we really are is so lovely, Amira and yes we lose our sense of being when we are not in touch with ourselves. A beautiful and inspiring post.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! So true! More than ever now, we really need to reconnect to the Divine…<3

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      1. Welcome 😊😊😊😊 dear Amira.

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  2. LindaP says:

    Wonderfully inspiring Amira! Love and hugs sent your way! Love,Linda.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Much love and warm hugs back to you! ❀

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