When Melancholy Overpowers Suffering Souls

When Melancholy Overpowers Suffering Souls

We no longer understand melancholy. Today, we lump all forms of melancholy together into one indiscriminate bundle and call it “depression.” While a lot of good is being done by psychiatrists, psychologists and the medical profession in terms of treating depression,...
When You’re Genuinely Humble, Others Can Smell It

When You’re Genuinely Humble, Others Can Smell It

According to Isaac the Syrian, a famous seventh-century bishop and theologian, a person who’s genuinely humble gives off a certain scent that other people will sense and that even animals will pick up, so that wild animals, including snakes, will fall under its spell...