I do not have to react

I do not have to react. It is useless. There are much better things to do. And to react is to become implicated – to become a prisoner of the same nonsense that I am compelled to condemn. Do not be compelled.

– Thomas Merton, journal entry, 05.18.59

2 thoughts on “I do not have to react

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s