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What Monks Can Teach Us About Paying Attention
Who was the monkiest monk of them all?One candidate is Simeon Stylites, who lived alone atop a pillar near Aleppo for at least thirty-five years.Another is Macarius of Alexandria, who pursued his spiritual disciplines for twenty days straight without sleeping.He was perhaps outdone by Caluppa, who never stopped praying, even when snakes filled his cave, slithering under his feet and falling from the ceiling.
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