“To go out to walk silently in this wood-this is a more important and significant means to understanding, at the moment, than a lot of analysis and a lot of reporting on things “of the Spirit.”
Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk, wrote this from his hermitage in the Kentucky woods.
At the Spiritual Life Center there are many talks and lectures about God and the Spirit, but often a slow walk in the woods allows us time to understand meaning of words and the Word made Flesh.
North of the retreat center is a series of paths for such reflection. You won’t get lost, but in fact, you might be found by God!
Walk with care for it is wilder than a manicured lawn but return with an expanded spirit.
“In the silence of the countryside and the forest, in the cloistered solitude of my monastery, I have discovered the whole Western Hemisphere. Here I have been able, through the grace of God, to explore the New World.” -T. Merton