Monday, 8 September 2014

Simple advice from Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

"When people sought instruction (from Metropolitan Anthony) regarding the physical techniques and exercises with which the prayer is famously associated his advice was invariably: forget all you have read about techniques and just concentrate on the words. An intelligent, deep concentration was what was needed - but a concentration so hard that it would probably be impossible to sustain for more than a few invocations, at least to begin with. Not for him the recitation of hundreds or thousands of repetitions. That was something, he warned, which was only possible for the few dedicated ascetics who devoted their lives to the Jesus Prayer. The rest had to be more humble and admit their inability to keep themselves so consciously in God's presence."
From "This Holy Man: Impressions of Metropolitan Anthony" by Gillian Crow

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