Avoiding Numbness

by Scott D. Hendricks

Every day keep turning over in your mind some thought which has deeply impressed you and fallen into your heart.  Unless you exercise your powers of thought, your soul becomes numb.

~ St. Theophan the Recluse

E. Kadloubovsky and G. E. H. Palmer, trans., The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology compiled by Igumen Chariton of Valamo, (New York: Faber and Faber, 1997), 79.