"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." - Thomas Merton

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." - Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton amen...this is exactly how I feel. I live for god now...no one else. God has all my love. No one else.

Thomas Merton amen...this is exactly how I feel. I live for god now...no one else. God has all my love. No one else.

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Words of Thomas Merton with Images from Octane Creative. Motivation. Quotes. Inspiration. Wise words.

Words of Thomas Merton with Images from Octane Creative. Motivation. Quotes. Inspiration. Wise words.

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The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

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(I believe this is a paraphrase of Merton--need to factcheck reference) I'd add…
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