Imagine if you will, that you are riding a horse through the countryside. Both you and the horse are ambling along when your horse steps on a nest of Yellow Jacket bees. Immediately, both you and the horse shoot into instinctive red alert. As your horse bolts away, you as the rider, have no choice but to hold onto the horse with all of your might. After a while, you notice that the Yellow Jackets are no longer following you. Unfortunately you've lost the reins the moment your horse bolted. As you turn forward again, you realize that the horse is speeding, full steam ahead, straight towards a cliff. Let's further assume that the speed of the horse, coupled with the rough terrain renders falling off the horse an unfeasible option.
Clearly, the aim must be to stop the horse from running off the cliff, but how does the rider stop the horse? In order to solve this problem, one must know what one is up against. Under the laws of momentum, it does not matter much if you hit "the brakes" at all; what matters most is if you hit the brakes in time. Whether the analogy relates to a horse or to a car, in a 360-degree skid, the laws of momentum always factor into the equation. Our runaway horse is on automatic. Unless acted upon from the outside, the horse will run until it drops. In order for the rider to stop the horse, the rider will have to do a variety of things.
In an ideal world, it would be possible for the rider to slap the horse on the neck, so perfectly, that the slap would shock the horse out of his fright/flight instinct for a moment, thereby creating a condition under which the rider might be able to re-establish some sense of control/authority. Let us assume that the "perfect" slap does not work. Now more desperate measures are required. If the rider keeps calm, mustering the courage to reach forward while grabbing onto the horse's nostril, the rider could effectively make the horse slow down while driving the horse to change direction. By forcing the horse to turn back onto itself, the rider can stop the horse from going forward at full speed, thereby forcing the horse to stop by law.
There is a reason why the Greeks described the soul as the winged horse, Pegasus. Our Eve/soul acts just like a horse. And since our soul resembles a horse, a man, (new man), can learn how to ride her. Our soul, similar to Pegasus, can take us up into the celestial heights and she can also take us straight down into the pits of Hell.
It is often sobering to realize that people are under
the same laws as cars or horses. Once a system has begun; once a habit has formed; life goes forward on automatic. When students observe that the various truths they've studied do not produce immediate results, they must remember the law of momentum. Perhaps the ancients realized how momentum factors into the equation of self-transformation when they admonished their students with the warning, "Do not work for results."