There are two Paths to the Innermost: the Way of the Mystic, which is the way of devotion and meditation, a solitary and subjective path; and the way of the occultist, which is the way of the intellect, of concentration, and of trained will; upon this path the co-operation of fellow workers is required, firstly for the exchange of knowledge, and secondly because ritual magic plays an important part in this work, and for this the assistance of several is needed in most of the greater operations. The mystic derives his knowledge through the direct communion of his higher self with the Higher Powers; to him the wisdom of the occultist is foolishness, for his mind does not work in that way; but, on the other hand, to a more intellectual and extrovert type, the method of the mystic is impossible until long training has enabled him to transcend the planes of form. We must therefore recognize these two distinct types among those who seek the Way of Initiation, and remember that there is a path for each.
~ Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate ༺♥༻
Embrace the unknown. Recognize that everything beyond this moment is a flow of experience coming out of the infinite mystery of Being. Open up to possibility. Let go of thinking you know what tomorrow, this week, this month, this year hold, so that you can expand to allow more than your imagined was possible.
Hurry,worry,excitement, despondency,anger,complaining and envy –
which deplete the mind and render it unfit for any achievement.
They are common forms of mental dissipation which a man of character
should study how to avoid and overcome.
The energy wasted in frequent fits of
bad temper would if controlled and properly directed, give a
man strength of mind, force of character, and much power to
The angry man is a strong man
made weak by the dissipation of his mental energy. He needs self control
to manifest his strength.
The calm man is always
his superior in any department of life,and will always take precedence
of him, both in his success, and in the estimation of others.
No man can afford to disperse his energies in fostering bad
habits and bad tendency of mind
~James Allen from the book 8 pillars of prosperity