Head to the Heart – Prayers, Poems & Other Stuff

“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 mosquitos in summer.”

~ St. Theophan the Recluse

 Theophan the Recluse (1815 - 1894) was a Russian Orthodox bishop of Tambov in Russia.

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