Joseph Campbell said, "The crucial thing to live for is the sense of life in what you are doing, and if that is not there, then you are living according to other people's notions of how you ought to live." Whenever that describes our current situation, we have to stop. Look. And listen. We have drifted away from the path, and have to get back on track by re-orienting ourselves, turning the light around, re-establishing our relationship with our center, re-connecting with the guiding sense of what matters most, re-aligning ourselves with the force of our own life-energy, and seeking ways to express that which is deepest, truest and best about us-- the virtues, character and manner which are the gifts that came with us at birth and seek expression, incarnation, embodiment in-and-through us and the life we are living. This is our life's purpose, our destiny: to be who we are in the way we live. Getting back to that, and living from it, in service to it, and letting everything else fall into place around it, is to find the sense of life in what we are doing, to be one with the Tao, and to dance with the Mystery of Live and Being. We can't beat that anywhere.
We live to know what owns us, and to choose to be owned by it or not. We choose our owner. It is the only choice we get to make. Beyond that, it is being owned. Like it or not. Truth is a harsh taskmaster. Reaping what it did not plant, harvesting what it did not sow. Asking us, "Did you think you were just along for the ride?" We have to work out for ourselves how much we can get by with, and where to draw the line. That is where we find out who owns us. We are who we show ourselves to be. Regardless of who we think we are, or who we say we are, or who we wish we were. Where we draw the line reveals the truth of who we are. What are the lines we live within? Who draws them? That is who owns us. For better and for worse. Better and worse. Good and evil. Those are coins that have no edge. Now it is up, now it is down. But, both are up and down at the same time. Each goes over into the other like that, and where does that line lie? Whomever/Whatever owns us, there are advantages and disadvantages. Advantage/disadvantage is already good/evil, better/worse, right/wrong. Beyond good and evil is out of the question. We take the good along with the bad and let it be because it is. Who owns us is who we are. For better and for worse. Forget advantage and disadvantage! Decide this day whom you will serve! Because that is who you are! We are to be who we are because we are, and let that be that, because it is. What can you live with, being and doing, with full awareness of who you are being, of what you are doing? Be that! Do that! And let the outcome be the outcome. For better and for worse. Only God can worship God. Everyone else is just trying to get something they don't deserve.