There must be a time of day when the man who makes plans forgets his plans, and acts as if he had no plans at all.
There must be a time of day when the man who has to speak falls very silent.
And his mind forms no more propositions, and he asks himself: Did they have a meaning?
There must be a time when the man of prayer goes to pray as if it were the first time in his life he had ever prayed;
when the man of resolutions puts his resolutions aside as if they had all been broken,
and he learns a different wisdom
Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
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