moving around one center

This is from my friend Fran. It’s been sitting in my file for many months, but I looked at it differently the last time I read it:

quote My ideas area always changing, always moving around one center, and I am always seeing that center from somewhere else. Hence I will always be accused of inconsistency, but I will not be there to hear the accusation.
— Thomas Merton, A Vow of Conversation, 1964

I love the idea of always seeing the same center, but from a different place. It makes me much more comfortable with the fact that my ideas and beliefs continue to evolve.



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