Elder Thaddeus (+1992): Our thoughts determine our lives
Elder Thaddeus, despite his Grace-filled beginnings in the spiritual life, spent many years fighting against the very ailments that afflict so many people in our own era: stress, depression, and nervousness. Because of his own experience in warring against these life-destroying diseases, he was able to console and comfort the thousands of visitors who came to him later in life. His counsel was always tailored for whoever was in front of him, but at the same time he never strayed far from his central instruction:
“Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.”
— from the introduction to Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica.
I am wondering where I might obtain a copy of this book “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”? It is not categorised on Amazon.UK Books.
The Elder Thaddeus book is published by St Herman of Alaska Press in California, USA: http://stherman.com/
Reader John Brady
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This book is excellent. Our church school director at St. Nicholas in Cedarburg, WI has gifted all of us staff with a copy, and the book is serving as the theme of our school year this year. Wonderful!