So working within the first Gate last night paid off. Although my comprehension was rudimentary, it was enough to get me started. I went to the gym to apply some knowledge, warmed up in the steam, then jacuzzi and then swam five laps. Boy am I out of shape!
So I worked my way back out, from pool to jacuzzi to steam. While in the steam I did a no-no and poured water in the thermostat to kick on the steam, repeatedly until it got to my "operating temperature" put on the head phones and rocked out till I felt close to the zone.
So I started to vibrate my opening chant when I was told to shut up, take that ridiculous thing off my head, sit up straight and listen. Apparently listening is something I have forgotten to do enough of.
I was then made to understand the necessity of a virtuous purpose. I will share more someday when I find the right words.