When I am deep in sorrow, is there a remedy? John Cassian advises us to catch it early. Notice your thoughts. When you notice a sad thought say, "It just is: I feel sad. I count on God's grace." Then redirect the thought out of the consciousness. I may need to do this time and time again. Catch the thought early. Dispatch it. Dash it on the rock which is Christ.

Mary Margaret Funk in Thoughts Matter by Mary Margaret Funk


To Practice This Thought:
Experiment with this advice from John Cassian, one of the Christian desert fathers.


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