As a woman of a certain age, I have a visceral reaction to the idea of being ‘in my place’.
It suggests a box. And I don’t like boxes.
However, Thomas Merton’s insights on the responsibilities of humans to their own time and place has stirred something from which I cannot excuse myself.
Instead, it showed me a space I need to inhabit.
And that feels extraordinarily liberating.
Funny, isn’t it!
Thomas Merton quoted in my post Finding our place. Thanks to Steve Done for reflecting my words back to me.