That Little Voice

I was getting ready for a day of seeing clients one morning a couple of years ago when, seemingly out of nowhere, I heard that little voice inside of my head ask, “How can I be a more loving person today?” I have no idea from where it came, but my bio at the time did include a quote from Thomas Merton, and perhaps that was its subconscious point of origin: “I do not have easy answers, but again I think a great deal depends on love, and that when people are loved they change.” Well, regardless of its source, the question asked of me that day back then has stuck with me ever since.