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  • Simon shared from The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
    Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. Flesh and blood cannot come to the Mountains. Not because they are too rank, but because they are too weak. What is a lizard compared with a stallion? Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.’
  • Simon shared from Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
    only half of Americans with severe, incapacitating depression have ever tried to get aid of any kind, even from
  • Simon shared from Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
    “most people come to the Church by means the Church does not allow, else there would be no need their getting to her at all. . . . The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner, which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.”
  • Simon shared from Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
    I fell into a trap that ensnares many novice poets, writing only when I was depressed and allowing the writing to lead me into an excitable, hyperactive state. This method can foster literary productivity for a while, but in the long run it is self-defeating.
    Note: same w/ creative binge
  • Simon shared from Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris
    Repetition is at the heart of monastic life,
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