“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am.”
– Thomas Merton
Reading this sentence fills me with relief, and I’m not exactly sure why. Perhaps it’s the coming-back-around “conclusion” after much seeking & struggling & striving. Perhaps it’s the clear understanding of self because of the seeking & struggling & striving. Perhaps it’s the recalibration of the word “ambition.”
I just know that when a single sentence stirs something in me, I better pay attention.
What does this quote bring up for you?