This chapter was somewhat familiar to me. I've read it three times now and I've actually written about it on KofJ before. In fact, I was tempted just to reblog one of my posts about it but I decided not to. I'll reference it though. It is pretty astonishing to me that as I sit… Continue reading Book Club Monday – Chapter 6 Notes
This chapter begins the 2nd section of the book, Reclaiming the Present: Stepping Stones on the Path Out of Despondency. Boy! Do I need this 2nd section! Some practical tips to help me out of this sticky mud! Chapter 5 on Prayer and Despondency, for me, hits home the fact that my intense struggles in… Continue reading Prayer and Despondency—Chapter 5 Notes
Today, in the Orthodox Church, is the beginning of Great Lent. Today is “clean Monday”. As we start our Lenten journey, I found this chapter extremely applicable…thought provoking. I think one of my Lenten endeavors will be to fight against “Escaping the Present”. To fight with all my might! Because despondency comes so easily to… Continue reading Chapter 4 Notes of Time and Despondency
A short but profound chapter. “Despondency is the most temporal of the passions. It severs our relationship to time; rather than a mode of transformation and ongoing resurrection, time becomes our enemy, a prison that holds us captive to our own self-destruction. When time drags on slowly, our life’s activities –especially prayer—stagnate…Soon we are exhausted… Continue reading Chapter 3: What is the Present Moment?
Chapter Two of Time and Despondency runs very deep! The title of the chapter bears the same title as the book, Time and Despondency. This chapter is all about time. The chapter opens with two quotes that I really love and these two quotes represent the two things I learned most about in this chapter:… Continue reading Chapter Two
Hello friends! Here we are on another Monday! Book club Monday. Have you had a chance to read chapter 1 of Time and Despondency? What a full and informative chapter! I learned so much about myself! Reading chapter 1, the explanation of what despondency is, was like looking in a mirror in many ways. The… Continue reading “What is Despondency?” Chapter 1 Discussion
Welcome to Book Club Mondays and our first post on the book "Time and Despondency" by Nicole Roccas. Glad you could stop by. If you have thoughts on this book or want to participate in discussion, please feel free to chime in below at the comments! I’d love to hear from you. This is my… Continue reading Book Club Monday: “Time and Despondency”-Introduction
Be awake, and be attentive. Be fully present where you are—wakefulness, watchfulness, attentiveness.Fr. Thomas Hopko This is a greatly important Maxim. I think one of the most important. We often live in the past or the future. Rarely in the moment. I am currently reading a book called "Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in… Continue reading Maxim Week 34