Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seeing or Being...

A word from Merton's No Man Is an Island hit me the other day:
The reason why men are so anxious to see themselves, instead of being content to be themselves, is that they do not really believe in their own existence. (118)
I see that I've written about this before but I have to ask: am I content to be myself, or must I "keep looking in the mirror for reassurance" (119)?

Am I at peace with the idea that I'm a finite human being, or do I busy myself in the hopes that it will make me Real? What is Real, and if I'm not sure I am real, what do I think I lack?

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