Diamond at the center

“At the center of our being is a point or nothingness

which is untouched by sin and illusion,

a point of pure truth which belongs entirely to God,

which is never at our disposal,

from which God disposes of our lives,

which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind

or the brutalities of our own will.

This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us.

It is, so to speak, His name written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our sonship.

It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven.”

Thomas Merton