“…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 one’s continuity with the past, since this means clinging to what is no longer there.
My ideas are always changing, always moving around one centre, and I am always seeing that centre from somewhere else.
Hence I will always be accused of inconsistency. But I will no longer be there to hear the accusation…”
Thomas Merton, A Vow of Conversation: Journals 1964-1965, p.19.