â€œâ€¦I am aware of the need for constant self-revision and growth, leaving behind the renunciation of yesterday and yet in continuity with all my yesterdays. For to cling to the past is to lose oneâ€™s continuity with the past, since this means clinging to what is no longer there.Â
My ideas are always changing, always moving around one centre, and I am always seeing that centre from somewhere else.Â
Hence I will always be accused of inconsistency. But I will no longer be there to hear the accusationâ€¦â€
Thomas Merton,Â A Vow of Conversation: Journals 1964-1965,Â p.19.