Rather, it begins with an awareness of its relationship with the rest of creation (and everything and everyone in it),
It accepts rather than rejects,
finding similarity rather than alienation and likeness rather than difference.
Your heart knows no fear, it experiences no desire,
and never finds the need to defend or justify itself.
Unlike your mind, your heart never seeks to impose itself.
It is patient and undemanding. It does its work with no prompting
It nourishes our bodies in every moment.
Little wonder, then, that the mind, always impatient and very demanding, manages to dominate the heart so thoroughly unless we are vigilantly watching and making our hearts the absolute kings of our beings"
Words from Fr. Archimandrite Meletios Webber