We can care too much, and we can care too little. We can think too much, and we can think too little. We live on a continuum between too much and too little. Finding the Still Point, is as easy as riding a bicycle. Once you get it, you have it forever. Just think of your life as riding a bicycle. And take it for a spin.
Knowing what is ours to do, and to not-do and to do-not, and knowing what we have to work with are matters of essential knowing. And nobody explains that to us. All of the important stuff we figure out on our own. And nobody explains that to us. Everybody acts as though there is some Almighty Authority directing their actions, and they are doing what they are supposed to do by aligning themselves with that invisible, undetectable, completely imagined and non-sensible Authority. And, they are right. Except, but, only they are imagining the wrong Authority. They are imagining an Absolute Authority "out there" and it is "in here." The One Who Knows dwells within us and communes with us indirectly with sign language (symbol language), metaphors and energy bursts, dream images and compelling urges, drifts of "soul" (whatever that is), and stirrings of "heart" (whatever that is)... For all practical purposes, WE are the Super Authority we seek, and our only problem is working out Right Relationship with ourselves-- knowing who is saying "Yes" and "No" to the things we do and do-not throughout our life? Who is guiding our boat on its path through the sea? The answer is to be found within. When we get to the bottom of that, and are right about it, we know what we need to know to find what we need, to do what needs to be done, about everything that comes along. And that is the best anybody can do.
Whatever happens in our life is our destiny's way of taking care of us, of waking us up, of getting us back, or keeping us, on the track. It is all about us and the track. There is being on track, and there is being off track, and that is all there is. Everything that happens to us is about keeping us on, or getting us back on, track. Track is the only thing to be. The essential thing to be. Track is humming along, with everything in place and working together to produce the music we came to make, with us being aligned with the Tao and in the center of our life's will for us and all is good beyond compare. Do we know it? Is the question. Off Track is lost in a Wasteland of our own making by failing to cooperate with the Tao, and having nothing but contempt and derision for the idea that there is a better way to do it that the way we are doing it. "Our Way Is The Only Way," carries us directly to the rock solid heart of where we do not want to be. And we wanted our way there all along the way. Do we know it? Is the question. We can do it our way, or we can do it the right way. And our destiny is here with us to urge us to do it the right way. Here's a tip for you: We get and stay on track by sitting still and being quiet, and listening/looking until we see and hear, and know what's what, and do what needs to be done about it. That is all there is to it. How quiet are you, for how often, and how long?