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Thomas Merton and the Language of Life


Thomas Merton and the language of life

Oct 26, 2020– “By listening carefully to nature, we can hear an organized life energy, full of patterns and meaning, speaking to us. According to scholar Elizabeth Sewell, we experience our environment as living and speaking to us in a wide variety of linguistic forms, such as the alphabet, grammar, syntax, cipher, book and secret language. This is probably because language makes us conscious, envelops the world in consciousness, and gives life to the world within us. We think with objects of the world, and we give them a life within us. The language of life asks for our ears and calls our souls. ” More in this evocative essay. (99 reads)

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