Thomas Merton

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”

Thomas Merton
Andres Segovia

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.”

Andres Segovia
Richard Rohr

“The human art form is in uniting fruitful activity with a contemplative stance, not one or the other, but always both at the same time.”

Richard Rohr
John O’Donohue

“There are people whose presence is encouraging. One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.”

John O’Donohue
Ricardo Gallén

“[Bach’s] music transcends the borders of style and taste, carrying its essence to listeners and leaving no audience untouched. Perhaps it is the rhythm of his music, full of syncopations and direction changes, or the feeling of improvisation that permeates it. Or perhaps it is his rhetoric that transports us toward a kind of mystic communication with the transcendental and the unattainable, converting the mundane into the divine, cleansing our body and saving our souls, as the writer E.M. Cioran put it.”

Ricardo Gallén
C.S.Lewis

“We do not merely want to see beauty, though God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words—to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.”

C.S.LewisThe Weight of Glory