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Read & download à No Man Is an Island È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Here in one of his most popular of his than thirty books Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays beginning with his classic treatise Love Can Be Kept Only Reatise Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away This seuel to Seeds of Contemplation provides fresh insight into Merton's favorite topics of silence and solitude while also unde. This book is short and power packed If you are a new taker as I am you will find yourself making slow progress not because Merton's epigrams are hard to understand but because you will want to suirrel them away for future use

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Here in one of his most popular of his than thirty books Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays beginning with his classic t. Having just finished No Man Is an Island I can honestly say that it is one of the best spiritual books I've read This is the second of Merton's that I've read I took awhile to read it only because I was only reading one small part at a time But lately I've devoured it He speaks to the depths of the spiritual life with compassion honesty and simplicity Merton seems to strike the proper balance between mysticism and practical living or rather mysticism in practical livingThe last chapter on Silence hits home Though he spoke to 20th century man it is even 21st century man that should learn to be silent We are immersed in instant communications in a myriad of forms from Myspace to Goodreads from 24 hour news cycles to Twitter I find myself too busy to sit still and uietly contemplate God I can't let my thoughts unwind like I once could Part of it is just life in general but part of it is becoming caught up in the ways of our modern worldThe second to last chapter on Solitude is as well pertinent to modern man surrounded by cameras and becoming and surveilled A uote that particularly stood out to me from this chapter is this A community that seeks to invade or destroy the spiritual solitude of the individuals who compose it is condemning itself to death by spiritual asphyxiation

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No Man Is an IslandRscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a cro. If we are lucky once or twice in our lives a book will come along that will truly drastically change us This was one such book I first read it a little than fifteen years ago and I felt that it was unuestionably one of the greatest books I had ever read It humbled me It challenged me Since that time it has been sitting on my shelf and I kept saying I need to get back to it Finally I have done so but I almost wish I hadn't This is still a really good book It is actually of a collection of thoughts and ideas than what we are used to seeing even as a work of philosophical or religious nonfiction Within those reflections there are some incredibly profound glimpses and some very uotable and life aspiration type moments However there are also some points where it just seems like he is rambling or repeating things he has already said in other ways in other chapters I still truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who would consider themselves a true reader knocking out a few dozen YA novels a year does not count as real reading I just think that I had set the bar so high after my first read that it would have been impossible to meet my expectations