Do Not React, Do Not Resent, Keep Inner Stillness

Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church of America gives a presentation on Orthodox Christian spirituality as a guest speaker at a Lutheran parish in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first couple of minutes are introductions and Metropolitan Jonah begins speaking about 4:00 minutes into this video. He begins with a quote from St. Isaac the Syrian:

Let us take refuge in the Lord and ascend a little to the place where thoughts dry up and stirrings vanish, where memories fade away and the passions die, where human nature becomes serene and is transformed as it stands in the other world.

His lecture is quite well done and well worth listening to in its entirety.

[vimeo  http://vimeo.com/17474715%5D

H/T: Byzantine Texas

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