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

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