Friday, April 27, 2012

concentration of attention in the heart






Images, however sacred
they may be, retain
the attention outside,
whereas at the time of prayer
the attention must be within -
in the heart.  The concentration
of attention in the heart -
this is the starting point of prayer.




~ Saint Theophan the Recluse
from for lovers of god everywhere
compiled by Roger Housden




2 comments:

erin said...

isn't it)))))

attention in the heart.

now, how might we cause this to go viral? let it be a pandemic. let it infect the world, this attention, this prayer.

when the world is not busy attacking my hope (is it ever the world attacking or is it only my lack of faith?) i do believe a great pandemic of prayer is possible. if it is possible for any one person then it must be possible for the whole.

xo
erin

Shawna Lemay said...

you have a gorgeous blog. thanks for all you do.