Byzantine music is very easy when the soul loves it. Great is the peace that it brings to the soul. The one who knows music and is humble has the Grace of God. He is ready to be angry but he fears not to ruin harmony because fury and all these sinful states do not match with harmony. And thus, little by little, he will hate evil and will assume only virtues, which are harmony.
Be kind with everybody but especially with your wife. Avoid considering whether her complaints are true or not. Care only about one thing: avoid making her sad, maintain peace in your home so that she would give you all her attention and you shall confess her all your sorrows so that you may find in her the consolation needed.
Although virtues are considered qualities of the soul, they are also a means for the strengthening of our body. However, passions are of a different nature: some are of the soul, because they are only loved by the soul and others are of the body, because they are the delight of the body. In other words, both in the first and second category the soul and the body are not aware of the other’s presence.