Whiskey River just killing it today with the Thomas Merton quote!
If we take our vulnerable shell to be our true identity, if we think our mask is our true face, we will protect it with fabrications even at the cost of violating our own truth. This seems to be the collective endeavor of society: the more busily we dedicate ourselves to it, the more certainly it becomes a collective illusion, until in the end we have the enormous, obsessive, uncontrollable dynamic of fabrications designed to protect mere fictitious identities – “selves”, that is to say, regarded as objects. Selves that can stand back and see themselves having fun (an illusion which reassures them they are real). – Thomas Merton
How is that for an Aquarian Quote!
WAY, just so far ahead of his time.
Thomas was a Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon.
With Mars, Uranus, North Node, Jupiter, and Mercury in Aqua!
Saturn in Gemini, for writing!
One trillion % original thinker!!!!!
Pisces Rising and Chiron in Pisces in the 12th,
a teacher and a man of FAITH.
Venus in truth and freedom loving Sagittarius!
Pluto and Neptune in Crab.