St. Thalassios the Libyan: It is not difficult to get rid of material things . . .

“It is not difficult to get rid of material things if you so desire; but only with great effort will you be able to get rid of thoughts about them…”

+ St. Thalassios the Libyan, “On Love, Self-Control and Life in Accordance with the Intellect,” 3.23, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)