On Benign Neglect

Sometimes the best thing you can offer your family or your child is benign neglect while you find your own peace…

“To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence–frenzy destroys our capacity for peace.  It destroys the fruitfulness of our work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

– Thomas Merton

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