June 1

When the body’s perception is sound, one is aware of what sickness afflicts it, while if one is not aware one is a victim of obtuseness. Similarly the intellect, as long as it preserves its own proper energy, is conscious of its powers and knows from where the tyrannizing passions enter it; and it makes a determined stand against them. But it is terrible to pass ones days in a state of oblivion, like one who fights by night, not being able to see the evil thoughts against which one is battling.

                                                                                         -St Theodoros the Great Ascetic

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