Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time - surrendered to life.
- Eckhart Tolle
Hideyuki Nakayama - ‘2004’
If you would grow strong, learn, oh Pilgrim, to sacrifice your secret preferences, maintaining calm silence; if you would remain in peace, remain insignificant. Learn to know all, but keep thyself unknown, is the advice of all Adepts. Be not boisterous nor of a loud noise. Look at the serpent which, coiled in repose, typifies the Infinite and Naught, Wisdom and Peace. No man who starts out to find Truth and pays even a little attention to occult forces can return to ignorance, but will make a definite choice between Truth and Error, Good and Evil. The first step in Occultism brings the student to the tree of knowledge, of which he must pluck and eat. He must choose, must cross the Rubicon, burning his ships behind him, for here he must decide and determine on taking either the good or evil path, for he is no longer capable of the indecision of ignorance, but is fully cognizant of which path he is going.