archimandrite meletios webber

The heart is quiet rather than noisy,
intuitive rather than deductive,
lives entirely in the present,
and is, at every moment accepting of reality as it is.
Moreover, the heart does not seek to distance itself from,
or dominate anything or anyone by labelling.

Rather, it begins with an awareness of its relationship with the rest of creation (and everything and everyone in it),

It accepts rather than rejects,
finding similarity rather than alienation
and likeness rather than difference.
Your heart knows no fear, it experiences no desire,
and never finds the need to defend or justify itself.

Unlike your mind, your heart never seeks to impose itself.
It is patient and undemanding.
It nourishes our bodies in every moment.

Little wonder, then, that the mind, always impatient and very demanding,
manages to dominate the heart so thoroughly.

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Archimandrite Meletios Webber

This quote was read by Elena Brower at the perfect moment during a very sweet yoga practice this morning. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

The language of the heart is silence—not a bleak, empty silence, but a profound and meaningful silence that ceaselessly sings the glory of God.

Archimandrite Meletios Webber