I have been studying Eastern Orthodox Mysticism some.
I am wondering why is there such a GREAT emphasis on attaining inner peace through "hesychia" and a heart-felt experience of God in prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Mysticism? It seems that there is this false way of seeking union with God and finding inner peace nowadays, not only with the Eastern Orthodox Mysticism- but all Eastern Mysticism (yes some are not seeking union with God but inner peace)<----just a small point, but now I'll go back to Christ), instead of a much more emphasis of finding inner peace and mystical union with God through above all--- DOING the WILL OF GOD---darkness of faith, no consolations and the cross?
Perhaps Im missing something. Lastly, was the hesychast movement ever condemned by the Holy Roman Catholic Church-for those of you who are Roman Catholic and know?