Quote of the Day #185: Discipline

A brother came to Abba Poemen and said, “Abba, a variety of thoughts are coming into my mind and I am in danger!” The old man took him out into the air and said, “Open your robe and take hold of the wind.” The young brother answered, “No, I cannot do it.” The old man said, “If you cannot do it, neither can you prevent those thoughts from entering into your mind. What you should do is stand firm against them.”

Desert Fathers

Author: Ben Peters

I'm a 20-something year old from the American Midwest passionate about using knowledge and the power of the mind to improve the quality of life. I enjoy researching, traveling, and connecting with people from around the world. I started this blog to share the discoveries that have improved my life and to learn from readers with access to this page.

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