{This Kind of Week}

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


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.

—Theophan the Recluse