What are the forces of destabilization in your life? What are the forces of balance and harmony? What serves as your grounding foundation? What do you turn to when you have nowhere to turn? What keeps you going? The silence that connects us to the Source is always there. Both are always there. The Source is the locus of our Original Nature which is the grounding foundation of our life in all conditions, contexts and circumstances. Being who we are and doing it like we would do it as an expression/incarnation of who we are in each situation as it arises is all we need to know-do-be. We are stabilized when we are being who we are. Our balance and harmony snap into place when we are being who we are. What do we need to be who we are? We need to stop. Breathe. Look. Listen. Refocus. And redirect. Step back into the moment, see what is being called for, respond as only we can out of the gifts/genius/daemon/virtues/character that are ours to share. Moment-by-moment. Situation-by-situation. All our life long.
When we go off into the world to find our life and live it, we do not know where the lines lie, or where we should draw them. We can easily care too much about the wrong things, and care too little about the right things. Where does the line lie between the wrong things and the right things? Where does the line lie between too much and too little? Time will tell. We can trust ourselves to time and to our life experience over time to reveal all we need to know about finding our life and living it. In the meantime, there is only taking our time and paying attention-- seeing what we look at, feeling what we feel, sensing what we sense, knowing what we know about what's what, what's happening, and what is being called for in each situation as it arises, reflecting and reassessing all along the way. It helps to have little in the way of judgment or opinion-- no more than, "Oops. Wrong turn! Back up. Try again," would be just fine.
It all hangs by a thread, turns on a dime, It's all just a product of chance and time... And yet, and yet... I was always going to be a writer, and a photographer, a seer seeking expression, a knower wanting to know. Carl Jung was never more correct than when he said, "We are who we always have been, and who we will be." There is nothing accidental about us. Time and chance don't stand a chance with us. We are going to be who we are! The pine tree is tucked away in the seed. The oak is never going to be a weed. Who we are is right here with us all along. It only takes looking to see, knowing to know, paying attention to understand. So sit with yourself in some quiet place. Invite reflection. Await realization. Consider the thread of you playing out over time. Who have you been showing yourself to be all along the way from the beginning to now? What's your shtick? There you are. Simple. Now--go be you! Do what you do!