I delight to do your will, my God; your law is in my inner being!” Psalm 40: 9

Merton’s Voice:

A door opens in the center of our being and we seem to fall through it into immense depths which, although they are infinite, are all accessible to us; all eternity seems to have become ours in this one placid and breathless contact.

Thomas Merton.  Seeds of Contemplation. (Norfolk, CT: New Directions Books, 1949): 146.