Why the Rush?

There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence…(and that is) activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form of violence.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence.”

Thomas Merton.


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