"An elderly monk, a labourer in noetic prayer, said, “We should not miss any chance given to us to say the Jesus Prayer. We must not let our mind wander in vain things. In saying the Jesus Prayer, one’s mind finds rest and joy. It is like small children who, for the whole day, run around shouting and playing and hitting each other. But the one thing that gives them rest and great joy is when, at night, they find themselves in their mother’s arms. This way also one’s mind, instead of being scattered about, ought to be devoted to mental prayer."
An Athonite Gerontikon [076]