St. Thalassios the Libyan: There are three ways through which thoughts arise in you . . .

Icon of St. Thalassios the Libyan“There are three ways through which thoughts arise in you: through the senses, through the memory, and through the body’s temperament. Of these the most irksome are those that come through the memory.”

“On Love, Self-Control and Life in Accordance with the Intellect,” 1.46, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)