Every time we drift away from the teachings of the ancients, we grow a little darker in the mind. Every time we slip away from the path, we are diminished. Every time we get caught up in ourselves, we lose ourselves. When we become angry, we show how little we know or how little we practice or both. If we stay close to the way, we stay close to understanding, to finding tranquility in the most turbulent of waters, order in all of the chaos.