“God wants us to be free human beings, and He wants us as free beings to give ourselves absolutely to Him, loving Him, as He, being free, gave Himself to us out of love. The more a person denies himself, the more he sacrifices himself, the more he dies to the old man, then the more there lives within him the new man, the more he is a true man. He is a man who finds peace, joy, happiness.”
(Archimandrite Symeon in ‘Do You Know Yourself?’)