Don’t be afraid to ignore yourself

Feel free to ignore yourself

According to the Life of the Elder Moses of Optina, a troubled monk visited the elder, seeking his counsel. "Batiushka," he said, "there is a thought that is bothering me a lot." "And what does your thought say to you, brother?" asked the elder. "Well, Batiushka, my thought says to me that you're not doing this right, and you're not doing that right. . . ." The elder sat quietly and listened while the monk went on at some length about the remembrance of his failures and the … [Read more...]


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