When you are over-doing,
You become exhausted.
Continue fussing over your work,
And you will spoil it.
Chase after more, better, and different,
You will never relax.
By seeking people’s approval,
It is never found.
Know when you have enough, relax.
This is the only way to peace.
The Emerald Tablet, by Dennis William Hauck is a very exciting page turner, in my opinion, that covers the whole of written history and the spiritual teachings that have spanned that history and guided the leaders of civilization.
Product description: “The Emerald Tablet is an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings that have had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious traditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources back to ancient Egypt, and presents alchemy as a useful, practical system of self-transformation. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is explained, with hands-on techniques and exercises, treating alchemy as a living discipline for achieving a spiritual awakening.”