No plans

There must be a time of day when the man who
  makes plans forgets his plans,
  and acts as if he had no plans at all.

 There must be a time of day when the man who has
 to speak falls very silent.
 And his mind forms no more propositions,
 and he asks himself:
 Did they have a meaning?

 There must be a time
 When the man of prayer goes to pray
 as if it were the first time in his life
 he had ever prayed,
 when the man of resolutions puts his
 resolutions aside
 as if they had all been broken,
 and he learns a different wisdom:

 distinguishing the sun from the moon,
 the stars from the darkness,
 the sea from the dry land,
 and the night sky from the shoulder of a hill.

Thomas Merton

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