Thoughts In Solitude

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 1429944072
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Thoughts In Solitude Of The Na

Author : Viki L. Leigh
ISBN : 1634984420
Genre : Poetry
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There are no walls built around her, no defenses. What you read is a glimpse into the heart and soul of a poet, the struggles, the successes and failures, the joys and sadness, the love and the frustration, the sorrows and hurt. What you read is her search for herself. What you read is pure feeling, open, honest, naked.
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Meditationen Eines Einsiedlers

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9783843601788
Genre : Religion
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Für Thomas Merton ist Meditation der Königsweg, um sich dem Geheimnis Gottes zu nähern. Das stille In-sich-Gehen, der Rückzug und das Atemholen sind für ihn intensive Formen der Gottesbegegnung. Daraus entwickelt sich eine innere Haltung der Dankbarkeit, die selbst das oft ruhelose alltägliche Tun zum Gebet werden lässt. Der Mystiker Merton führt mit diesem inspirierenden Buch den Weg in die Stille und gibt wichtige Impulse für die eigene meditative Praxis.
Category: Religion

Poems

Author : William Thompson Bacon
ISBN : HARVARD:HWSSD9
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Migrations To Solitude

Author : Sue Halpern
ISBN : 9780307787491
Genre : Psychology
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Why do we often long for solitude but dread loneliness? What happens when the walls we build around ourselves are suddenly removed—or made impenetrable? If privacy is something we can count as a basic right, why are our laws, technology, and lifestyles increasingly chipping it away? These are somong the themes that Sue Halpern eloquently explores in these profoundly original essays. In pursuit of the riddle of solitude, Halpern talks to Trappist monks and secular hermits, corresponds with a prisoner in solitary confinement, and visits and AIDS hospice and a shelter for the homeless places where privacy is the first—and perhaps the most essential—thing to go. This is a book that lends weight to the ideas that have become dangerously abstract in a society of data bases and car faxes, a guide not only ot the routes to solitude but to the selves we discover only when we arrive there.
Category: Psychology