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“This is a country whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
You do not find it by traveling but by standing still.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin.
It is here that you discover act without motion,
labor that is profound repose,
vision in obscurity,
and, beyond all desire,
a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.”
~ Thomas Merton
(from Thomas Merton’s Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan)