Think of each of us as not one but two. There is the visible Ego-I, and there is the invisible Other-I to each of us. And it is the place of the visible Ego-I to acknowledge, recognize, accept, embrace and enter into a life-long conscious and collaborative relationship with the invisible Other-I-- for the good of the whole. The good of the whole understood in a corporate way. The good of the whole whole, of one another and all others and the entire cosmos. Each of us is a part of "the web of life." We are life becoming "real," actual, tangible, concrete, visible, physical, corporeal, material... capable of being seen, held, weighed and measured. We are life becoming alive for the sake of being alive-- for the sake of the experience of being alive. We are life being life in all the ways life can be life. Just for the hell of it. The wonder of it. The amazing, fascinating, thrill of it. And, as life being conscious of itself, we are uniquely positioned to be a partner with life becoming life by being conscious of life becoming life in and through us, and participating in the process for the good of the process and the good of the whole. We do that by walking two paths at the same time. And being two "people" at once. To do so is to engage fully in the experience of the adventure of being alive. That's what we are here for. Why not open ourselves fully to the wonder of the Wonder by getting to know our Other side, and seeing what we can do together while we still have the time?
I am assuming that Jesus was "of one mind" with God, probably more often than not. I take this to be what he meant when he said, "The Father and I are one." And by "God" I mean "That Which Has Always Been Called "God." That which has always been called "God," has also always been called "Tao," and about 10,000 other things-- "Flow," for example. It is the guiding, directing, confirming, comforting, etc. reality at the heart, core, center, ground, foundation, source of our experience of the experience of being alive. It is the movement of life "in which we live and move and have our being." We all have had moments in which we were One with the way things ought to be/needed to be in the time and place of our living, and things "clicked" and "fell into place," and everything was "just right," for a time, and then the flow was disrupted, and things "fell apart" and we had to find our way "back to the center," back to "balance and harmony," back and forth, back and forth, more or less, throughout our life and here we are. We, too, have been "one with the Father," "one with That Which Has Always Been Called "God." That is where we belong, and it is only a matter of laying aside our ideas of how things ought to be, and opening ourselves to the way things need to be-- doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, where it needs to be done, moment-by-moment, in each situation as it arises, all our life long. But we want what we want, and we want our way most of all all of the time. So, we stand between us and "God," and only have to get out of the way in order to be "one with the Father/Tao/Flow/etc." We are of "two minds" (At least two) too much of the time. And our work is to realize that, and step aside in order to align ourselves with our "Other Self," and live in accord with "the Tao," with liege loyalty and filial devotion "all our life long." It is never more difficult than that. And that is always a possibility in every moment of every situation that comes along.
There is where we belong, and where we have no business being. There is what we need to do, and what we have no business doing. There is how we need to live, and how we have no business living... Our place is to know what our business is and what our business is not, and tend our own business, and have nothing to do with that which is none of our business. We have to know where to draw the line, and draw it-- every time and place it needs to be drawn. That is all there is to it. I say that a lot because it needs to be said a lot. It is not so difficult, being who we need to be. It is never more difficult than knowing and doing what is ours to do, in each situation as it arises. All our life long. What is hard about that? What is keeping us from doing it?