It's always a challenge, turning the words of an expert into literary prose. So, with a nod to Lou Grossfeldt...
make no sound. You are slow and deliberate. With experience, you come to
understand you can never truly hide from them. After millennia here, they have
the advantage. You’re a trespasser in their world. In time you learn their
rules, and you comply. Hiding yourself is a mistake. Predators hide. Danger
lurks unseen. So you stay in their view. When you are visible and
non-threatening, you can progress. Day after day you repeat the process, until
you become a forest fixture. That’s the plan.