Your Search for Meaning
Date: October 2012
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes
Discover true meaning in your life as you listen to the voice of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual writer: Thomas Merton.
We enter into this world with a natural sense of wonder and a vision of innocence. As we grow older, however, we often get caught up in the minutiae of everyday existence, losing sight of the beauty of existence. It is all too easy to view life as meaningless, and in doing so we avoid the big issues that challenge us, such as the need to contribute meaningfully in society.
In these newly remastered lectures, Thomas Merton draws from such diverse wisdom as the psychoanalysis of Viktor Frankl, the mysticism of Sufism, Hasidic lore, and the poetry of William Wordsworth to demonstrate how the search for meaning is essential to our existence. Meaning, he says, dwells deep within all of us, and we only need to root ourselves in spirituality to discover this. These moving conferences delivered by Merton challenge the intellect and move the spirit.