making room

Paul Tournier:

Modern people lack silence.  They no longer lead their own lives; they are dragged along by events.  It is a race against the clock.  I think that what so many people come to see me for is to find a quiet, peaceful person who knows how to listen and who isn’t thinking all the time about what he has to do next.  If your life is chock-full already, there won’t be room for anything else.  Even God can’t get anything else in.  So it becomes essential to cut something out.

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2 thoughts on “making room

  1. So very true. I’ve been working on cutting things out. It is so hard. But I need tranquil as a state of mind and a lot of times you cannot have that with too much jumbled on the planner.

  2. Pingback: 5 books finished in 2011 | these are the thoughts that fall out of my head

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