If something has become deeply
united with your soul,
You should not only regard it as your
possession in this life,
But believe that it will accompany you
into the life to come.
If it is something good,
Rejoice and Give Thanks to God in your mind;
If it is something bad,
Grieve and Sigh,
And strive to free yourself from it
while you are still in the body.
– St. lsaac of Syria