Hurry Ruins

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“Hurry ruins saints as well as artists. They want quick success and they are in such haste to get it that they cannot take time to be true to themselves. And when the madness is upon them they argue that their very haste is a species of integrity.” (Thomas Merton)

I don’t think I have this problem. I think I have the opposite; reluctance. Reluctance to try for success, reluctance to let a piece be finished; a reluctance to fail, a reluctance to count neither time nor product. Reluctance ruins too and carries its own false integrity.

The above quote was part of a post called Just for Today. Well worth the read !

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Hurry Ruins

    BeeHappee said:
    February 24, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Oh, the magic of finding the balance between hurry and reluctance. I have a couple of Thomas Merton’s books in front of me at the moment. Great man, and wonderful writings.

      nicoleaugust responded:
      February 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Yes, I very much enjoyed a number of his books. It’s been awhile. Perhaps it’s time to take another look :).

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