Eric, ha yeah, when I discovered it I was kind of in awe and seemed much closer to what I went through as well. I’ve found that when I see myself slipping back into it, getting disciplines and routines helps alleviate a lot of what I feel. What’s fascinating is that the term is known across many religious traditions and even outside of it. While acedia is a term coined by Christian monks, its aspects are well known to Zen Buddhists who also call it acedia or sometimes “mara.” Even famed humanist Aldous Huxley wrote about his struggles with acedia. Hope this article does indeed spur on more discussion with your counselor!

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