Once we adjust and adapt to our life, everything is perfect. Until then, we are at war with our life, hell-bent on pounding it into a shape that is pleasing to us, pushing, forcing, striving, commanding, compelling, contending with forces quite beyond us, determined to have our way with our life or die trying. And nothing is ever perfect all the way to the end. Accommodation and adaptation, Kid. Accommodation and adaptation.
The Journey and The Way are One, and are to be integrated with “It isn’t found across the ocean, or over the mountains, or in the hinterlands, but is right here, right now, closer than your next breath!" "The Kingdom you seek is spread out over the earth and no one sees it-- though they walk through it every day!" All those paradoxes come together with realization. And seeing deepens and expands with time, and is not once and done, but unfolds and opens up forever. We are nomads for eternity, without leaving home!
Living to serve what is called for in the moment of our living is not going to smooth our path, and open the way to all we ever wanted and more. Go and learn what this means: "Thy will, not mine, be done!" This is the Tao of Jesus. He is saying, "Live in accord with the Tao, moment by moment, and let everything fall into place around that, whether it meets with your approval, or not." That is not The Prosperity Gospel. Jesus said, "Do what needs to be done and let the outcome be the outcome, whatever it may mean for you personally." And his life was his message. When he said, "Take up your cross each day and follow me," he was saying, "Let your life be your message." When he said, "Be like the spirit that blows where it will," he was saying, "Don't have to know what you are doing, or be guided by what is pleasing to you, but by what needs to be done." The Tao of Jesus is what the world needs and the world knows it not.