The people who say, "Nothing matters!" say it in a way that suggests it matters that nothing matters. What matters, matters! Sit down with yourself and ferret out what matters to you. Then stand up, step back into your life, and live there as though what matters to you matters!!! Put passion into your life! Care!!! about what you are doing! Do the things your care about! Do the things that matter to you! Take your time with the things that are important to you. Do them right, properly, correctly every time you do them! Cherish them! Honor them! Revere them! Worship them! Do them as though they are important to you! Every time you do them! Put yourself into what you are doing! Why hold anything back? What are you saving up for? Care about what you care about-- every day for the rest of your life!
What is the difference between being centered/grounded/rooted/ focused and being stuck? We are held in place where we are by our idea of how things are and how they ought to be. How accurate is our idea is the question. What difference does it make is the other question. By what standard do we gauge the accuracy of our idea and measure the difference it makes is another question. How do we know how well we are evaluating our situation? How do we know that what we are doing in response to it is the right thing to do? Who says so? How do we know they know what they are talking about? We are stuck with our ideas about all of these things. We are stuck in how we view what we look at, no matter how we view it. And no matter how we change our mind, we are only exchanging being stuck in one place for being stuck in another. Being grounded/centered/rooted focused must include compassion for all ways of seeing/evaluating/ thinking about what we call reality, and the ability to do what matters without taking any of it seriously. Being stuck in this way is being like the spirit that blows where it will-- tail dancing with the dolphins, laughing all the way.
The point, the whole point, and nothing but the point, is to do what needs to be done right here, right now because it needs to be done and because you need to do it and because if you don't do it, it won't be done, and for yet again, what needed to happen did not happen. The only thing that makes sense is assisting what needs help coming into existence, coming into being. With me, here and now, this means typing words maybe no one ever reads. That doesn't matter. My place is to type the words. Right here. Right now. Gerard Manley Hopkins said, as those who do read what I write have heard two hundred times, "What I do is me-- for that I came." Doing what we came to do is the only thing that matters. Why would we not do it? Finding what we came to do, and doing it, moment after moment, all our life long is the most beautiful thing in the world. Speaking of the world, look it over and tell me how many people you see doing what they came to do-- doing what is theirs to do-- doing what the moment needs to have done, right here, right now. That is how many people who are not missing the point of their life. Why would anyone want to do that? Why would anyone put all the effort that is required into living their life and not do what they came to do with it? What needs doing? What needs you to do it? What do you need to do? Right here, right now? Why not do it?