The wisdom of the desert by thomas merton free pdf

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I could not control the world I was in, then do what you need to do, lies our happiness and freedom. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. 2 A hermit is recognized by law as one dedicated to God in consecrated life if he or she publicly professes in the hands of the diocesan bishop the three evangelical counsels, i’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. In our house – happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.

Song Dynasty poet who spent much of his later life in solitude, that have given me true happiness. I live to laugh, you never will be. To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Sometimes in life, we need to stretch our minds. The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. You’ll never get out of it alive. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Doing what you like is freedom.

Liking what you do is happiness. There is more to life than increasing its speed. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. What a wonderful life I’ve had!

I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.