Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in the Universe without a deeper meaning to it.
|A Cottage by the Sea||
Let there be a place somewhere in which you can breathe naturally, quietly and not have to take your breath in continuously short gasps.
Over preoccupation with worldly affairs, focus on physical pleasures, and obsession with wealth: these are three fundamental passions that toughen the heart.
Father Maximos, quoted by Kyriacos C. Markides in “The Mountain of Silence”