The first stage in taking control of the Automaton is to stop the tyranny of habit and the waste of vital force. Vital force is precious and should not be expended thoughtlessly. One can economize it by avoiding futile talk and argument, useless preoccupations, and unnecessary violent movements. Actions should be carefully watched to prevent their becoming automatic, and one should have the courage to alter one’s way of doing them temporarily and from time to time. The limbs should be trained to independent movement, so they can perform different actions simultaneously.
Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 105
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