“I putter about the hermitage, make the bed, wash the breakfast dishes, sweep the porch; and something begins to order itself inside me as I order my external world. The ordering and puttering become a kind of prayer, a way of attending to the human which is a way of attending to the divine, charged as we are and the world is with the presence of God.” “One cannot pray and meditate unendingly. There is a rhythm to life lived anywhere that calms the heart …”
This so perfectly describes my life. I have long known that it is not about ‘great achievements’ but rather about the connection that I feel in every moment when I am mindful, which means for me ‘spirit-ful’. His words:
“a way of attending to the human which is a way of attending to the divine”
capture it all in a nutshell for me. Thank you, Thomas Merton!