When asked her view on ritual versus habit, a friend said
Habit makes a wonderful servant but a terrible master.
ritual - intent = habit
a rut
that which you do without thinking
that which you are trained to do
that which will continue to do until you intend to do otherwise
neural-net theory
a rut in your neural-net
When you habitually do whatever is asked, you become a sheep.
When you ritualistically do whatever is asked, you become an actor.
When you ritualisticly hunt and dismember your habits, you become free.