The master must be able to hold himself in abeyance.
The above line is mine. Well as mine as any thought can be said to belong to anyone. Who knows, I may have read it somewhere long forgotten. It came to me unbidden while my mind was occupied with mundane things. I think I was cleaning the bathroom counter top.
While I can see it applying directly to my Leo nature and it's fiery call to perpetual action, I think it is likely true for all. I've hesitated to post it for fear that it looks like I am calling myself a master. I make no such claim.
Tonight I found this post from a Christian Mystic blogger and author. The thoughts are related.