Sincerity and non-contrivance are one thing, and combine with compassion to produce an environment conducive to life, living and being alive. There are not enough sources of sincerity/non-contrivance and compassion in my life or yours, or in the entire world. It is more like snatch and grab and to hell with you wherever we look. Plop sincerity/non-contrivance and compassion down in the middle of that and you get the Buddha, and Jesus, Gandhi and the Dali Lama, and all of the people who have kept hope alive in the darkest nights we have lived through in all the years of our living. You get people who are remembered and revered for making all the difference in our lives. It is our calling to be one of those people. All it takes is dedication to the task, and practice, practice, practice.
Take what you get and do what you can with it-- in light of all things considered, particularly what needs to be done in each situation as it arises. Don't let your chances stop you or even slow you down! "Get in there and do your thing" no matter what-- in light of what "your thing" has to offer the present moment. Our only interest/concern is to be true to ourselves within the time and place, conditions and circumstances, of our living. Do not think of achievement, accomplishment, advancement, advantage, success, profit, gain, or winning. Live to be who you are, doing what you do best with what you have to work with, right here, right now. No one can do more than that ever! And we can always do it. Don't let anything stop you from doing it! Ever!
I do not know if life was invented to facilitate/enable/assist/speed up seeing, but, I am quite confident that if we live long enough we all will see all there is to see at last. Everything becomes clear in time. We all see what is to be seen eventually. If we live long enough. This is a safe hypothesis because no one can live long enough to test its validity. We all die--no matter how long we live-- before we see even half (Okay one half of one percent) of all there is to see. Yet, we all parade around, thinking we see what we look at, thinking we know what we are doing. We don't even see ourselves seeing! We don't even see what we are doing! A lot of us will not live long enough to see that we don't see! Much less, to see what there is to see! Much less, to see all there is to see! So, if life was invented to facilitate seeing, you gotta believe that that before life things were dark indeed. Gives me pause to consider what that means for after life. If life is the place of seeing, we better be sitting quietly more often for longer periods of time, looking within, because that is were seeing begins.
There are no shortcuts to eternal life. "The shortest way through is the long way around!" The "circumambulation of the self" is what Carl Jung called the Hero's Journey. We are all on the path to the Truth at the heart of who we are. to the "face that was ours before our parents were born." As we approach the point of full realization, and quite some time before we arrive, we will understand that the Truth at the heart of who we are is also the Mystery at the heart of who we are. Truth is Mystery. Mystery is Truth. And that's the Truth. And we cannot hurry things along. Things plod along as though they have all the time in the world. They do. Everyone who knows knows the same thing in every generation. Lao Tzu said a thousand years before Jesus was born, "The Tao that can be said/told/explained is not the eternal Tao." He was saying "Truth is Mystery, Mystery is Truth." 500 years later, the Buddha said the same thing. 500 years later, Jesus said the same thing. The Christ is born in every generation and says the same thing-- and this has been going on from the first generation, and will go on to the last generation. Things plod along as though they have all the time in the world. They do. They must. Because they are taking us where we do not want to go, and we resist and oppose, snarl and snort, buck and bite all along the way. The only way to speed up the process would be to see from the start, but that's the reason for the process. We refuse to see from the start, saying, "What's to see that I don't already see?" Trump (and his ken) thinks he sees. But he doesn't see what I see. I think I see, but I don't see what the Buddha saw. The Buddha thought he saw... The Christ thought he saw... There is always more to be seen than is seen, that is why it is called "The Mystery at the Heart of Life and Being." The Mystery is unending and everlasting, and we will never get to the end of the journey. There is always more to see than has been seen. More to know than has been known. And always something calling us to do it in each situation as it arises. And all we have to work with is right here, right now. "So get in there and do your thing, without looking for profit, recognition, or reward!" After all, what's beyond seeing to want? There is only more seeing for as far as we can see. See?