empty, I can see what a beautiful tradition this is, spare and unadorned like 
the desert itself. Unrelenting in its vast vast presence, changing and 
nonchanging intertwined forever. I love that effortlessness means to rest 
attention in the heart. Thanks for posting...

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The Desert Fathers/Mothers and the Early Church Patriarchs were from an ascetic 
tradition. "Effort" meant "nepsis" - the preservation of vigilant attention. 
Effortlessness meant to rest that attention in the heart and then offer 
everything to God. That is why they were called the Neptic Fathers.

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