A monk is a man who seeks God because he has been found by God.
Thomas Merton, The Silent Life
A monk is a man who has given up everything in order to possess everything.
Thomas Merton, The Waters of Siloe
Obviously I’m not a monk. I would restate Merton’s quotes into a statement and a prayer:
I seek God because I have been found by God.
Lord, help me to give up my everything so that I may possess Your everything.