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Living from day to day is a journey that never ends It is a constant yearning to discover who we are and who we want to be Sometimes however what we think we are we sometimes arent and what we wish to be isnt always what we become It is a constant learning process to discover ones self and is not something that can be easily achieved Thomas Merton a trappist Monk describes his journey of discovering himself in the autobiography The Seven Story Mountain There were times and periods in his life when he thought he knew what he did or did not want to be and then there were times filled with confusion of not knowing his true identity It wasnt until he finally joined the trappist monastery that he felt secure with himself and felt that he had finally achieved the Throughout his life Thomas Merton actively sought many things that he thought would help him discover his true identity and become what he thought he should be Inevitably though spiritual quests and yearnings As a seeker of true innerpeace Merton was often unrealistic in his choices and decisions which often le him to outcomes that werent as he had anticipated He often found himself in a state of confusion where he did not think about the consequences or sacrifices he would have to make to Thomas Merton wanted to find a place his place in which he felt that he belonged However unlike may other people Merton found himself a constant wanderer He chose though not to give up until he had found his personal sanctuary The constant need for a sense of
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