The path beckons. Leave everything behind, wander out into the trees and make them your home. Never mind the cold or the three feet of snow. The deeper you enter the woods the less you’ll notice, until one day the snow will disappear and the warm green world will embrace you.
In the sphere of natural phenomena, there is no distinction between the two objectives. Nature obeys laws that operate independently of whether they are understood or not; the only way man can bend nature to his will is by understanding and applying these laws. That is why alchemy has failed and natural science reigns supreme.