We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.


«We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.»

— Thomas Merton, 1955


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10 thoughts on “We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

  1. Don, Thomas Merton now this gentleman makes me feel really old don’t know why maybe it is because I remember some stuff from him in jr high and high school but who cares I just felt really old when I read the quote. Hope your having a great weekend. It is raining here in Washington State but it is still nice cause it isn’t snow. LOL Kat

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