Our destiny is to live out what we think, because unless we live what we know, we do not even know it. It is only by making our knowledge part of ourselves, through action, that we enter into the reality that is signified by our concepts.
...We are one, body and soul, and unless we live as a unity we must die. Living is not thinking. ...Living is the constant adjustment of thought to life and life to thought in such a way that we are always growing, always experiencing new things in the old and old things in the new.
Thus life is always new.
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude p. 28