Tagged Emily Dickenson

Finding the Source

Most people associate the creative with the lush, the prolific, the fertile, the rich.  Contemplation or meditation as the Trappist Monk Brother Paul Quenon describes it in “Alone and Together” sounds like the opposite:   It “is too poor, too empty, and obscure.  It is mostly an entrance to and abiding in the emptiness of Christ.  And that largely without being aware that it is Christ’s emptiness.  Gradually one ceases to think of it as one’s own as well. “ It sounds bleak.  Trappist monk, who received his novitiate training under Thomas Merton, makes his calling and his mentor Merton’s calling…