Relationship

Life is so complicated when you get mixed up with other people!  Here come great slate-colored clouds.  I hope there will be a storm and my animal will cool off.  For the glory of God.  Viva Crux! [Long live the Cross!] TM, Entering

The more I seek to take advantage of others the less of a person will I myself be, for the anxiety to possess what I should not have narrows and diminishes my own soul. TM, No Man

To live in communion, in genuine dialogue with others is absolutely necessary if man is to remain human. TM, New Seeds

the more I am able to affirm others, to say ‘yes’ to them in myself, by discovering them in myself and myself in them, the more real I am.  I am fully real if my own heart says yes to everyone. TM, Conjectures

Togetherness is not ‘community.’  TM, Contemplation

To love our brother we must first respect him in his own authentic reality, and we cannot do this if we have not attained to a basic self-respect and mature identity ourselves. TM, Contemplation

Are our efforts to be more ‘communal’ and to be more of a ‘family’ really genuine or are they only new ways to be intolerant of solitude and integrity of the individual person?  Are we simply trying to submerge and absorb him, and keep him from finding an identity that might express itself in dissent and in a desire for greater solitude?  TM, Contemplation

Rest

There are times, then, when in order to keep ourselves in existence at all we simply have to sit back for a while and do nothing.  TM, No Man

for a man who has let himself be drawn completely out of himself by his activity, nothing is more difficult than to sit still and rest, doing nothing at all.  The very act of resting is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform: and often it is quite beyond his power.  TM, No Man