Tether

Of all the things a man may do to raise
himself up through the existential mire,
is harnessing his mind , whose focus strays
with every fresh distraction and desire.
The discipline that's needed to arrest
his scatterbrain, comes mostly through the schools,
but books which show ideas that are the best
richly enhance one's access to real rules.
Resulting clearer consciousness provides
a bootstrap to the higher realms of Being.
A thorough understanding of the guides
creates a piercing, global way of seeing.
To tame or not the twisting snake of thought,
fates life to headache Hell or Camelot.