Seek out the LORD and his might; constantly seek his face. Recall the wondrous deeds he has done, his wonders and words of judgment. ” Psalm 105: 4-5

Merton’s Voice:

It (Contemplation) is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being.

Thomas Merton.  New Seeds of Contemplation. (New York: New Directions Books):1.