A Banana Tree Full Of Jumping Monkeys


I read this little passage from Thomas Aquinas and it made me go hmm… I hope it does the same for you.

I decided to give it a title: A Banana Tree Full Of Jumping Monkeys 

“Without prayer we become deaf to the voice of divine love and become confused by the many competing voices asking for our attention. When we try to become very still, we often find ourselves so overwhelmed by our noisy inner voices that we can hardly wait to get busy and distracted again. Our inner life often looks like a banana tree full of jumping monkeys! But when we decide not to run away and stay focused, the monkeys may gradually go away because of lack of attention, and the soft gentle voice calling us may gradually make itself heard.”

~Thomas Aquinas

  • I’ve usually got something to say but after reading this, I’m slightly speechless, hmm…

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