Wisdom Traditions


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You must descend from

your head into your heart.

At present your thoughts of God

are in your head. And God Himself is,

as it were, outside you, and

so your prayer and other spiritual

exercises remain exterior. Whilst you are still

in your head,

thoughts will not easily be subdued but

will always be whirling about, like snow

in winter or

clouds of mosquitoes in summer.

Saint Theopane the Recluse


One Response to “Wisdom Traditions”

  1. Kurt Carlstedt Says:

    This is much the same thing as “being mindful” in the Buddhist teachings – a wonderful cross-religious spiritual experience.

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