Laughter Road

Monday, June 11, 2007

'Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. We do not discover the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our own isolated meditations. The meaning of our life is a secret that has to be revealed to us in love, by the one we love. And if this love is unreal, the secret will not be found, the meaning will never reveal itself, the message will never be decoded. At best, we will receive a scrambled and partial message, one that will deceive and confuse us. We will never be fully real until we let ourselves fall in love - either with another human person or with God.'

- Thomas Merton
"Love and Living"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great quote. There was a conference on TM last week at CBU in Memphis but I didn't know about it until it was over.

I fell in love with you about 30 years ago - my first look at this beautiful creature I had already nurtured for 9 months.


4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean Martin may not be as deep as Merton, but he sang it this way years and years ago.

You're nobody 'til somebody loves you
You're nobody 'til somebody cares.
You may be king, you may possess the world and it's gold,
But gold won't bring you happiness when you're growing old.
The world still is the same, you never change it,
As sure as the stars shine above;
You're nobody 'til somebody loves you,
So find yourself somebody to love.


3:17 PM  

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