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The Fullness of Emptiness

This day

my cup is


my page


my mouth absent

of speech.

Here – receive the fullness of this emptiness:

the bottom of a pail


the obscurity of a veil


carrying you rapidly

down an endless river to nowhere. 


This is the best I will ever have to offer. 


Take a drink.

Be filled.

This is what it means to seek God perfectly: to withdraw from illusion and pleasure, from worldly anxieties and desires, from the works that God does not want, from a glory that is only human display; to keep my mind free from confusion in order that my liberty may be always at the disposal of his will; to entertain silence in my heart and listen for the voice of God. 


And then to wait in peace and emptiness and oblivion of all things.

Thomas Merton

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