orthodoxgladness:

By doing work with haste, we gain nervousness, and work with nervousness is not sanctified. It is necessary to set a goal to have time for a lot, but at the same time be aware of the experiences. This is a demonic state. What is accomplished with pacification and prayer is sanctified by itself and sanctifies the people who create. – St.Paisios of Mt. Athos

We are in such a state of agitation that we can no loner see and hear. We just do. And, even worse, in our doing we want others to see that we are doing. We want others to glory in the image of ourselves that we put forth. In this there is no peace. We lose sight of reality. We lose sight of ourselves.

Be still and know that I am God. Stop moving. Stop portraying. Be still. Know that you are not God. And rest in knowing that He is God.

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