I maintain my balance and harmony by writing it out. That's what I'm doing here each day. This is my meditative, therapeutic, readjustment, reorientation, re-grounding, reformation exercise. I remind myself here what is important, how things work, and realign myself with who I am and what needs to be done on a daily basis, two or more times a day. Here, I regroup, face up to my contradictions, bring myself into focus and harmonize myself with the circumstances of my life, and with the polarities that confront me on every side every day-- integrating the opposites, and squaring myself up with how things are, and also are. I would love to hear how you do it. We all have to work out who we are in relation to our life and other people, get our feet under us, and step into the realities that confront us every day, living there as a whole, united, human being, clinging to the raft of our Original Nature on the heaving waves of the wine dark sea. We don't do that accidentally. Balance and harmony don't just happen. Our relationship with, our attachment to, our Original Nature has to be nurtured, tended, nourished, cared for and kept intact through all that comes our way every day. How do you do that? What is your system? Your routine? How do you make it conscious, deliberate, regular, like brushing your teeth, and drinking coffee (Or whatever you drink in the place of coffee)? How do you remember who you are and what you are about, and how to go about it? How do you do you? Every day?
Homeostasis, equilibrium, balance, harmony. These things are one thing. We live to integrate the opposites of Yin and Yang within ourselves and between ourselves and the conditions and circumstances of our life. This is our work. It is on-going and without end. We make the peace and live from the middle. With no agenda or will beyond making the peace and living from the middle. We do not strive always to win and to avoid losing, but to make the peace and live from the middle. The big fish eat the little fish, and the little fish swim through the mesh in the nets that haul the big fish to the cannery.
We aren't going to be asked about our theology at the Gateway to Glory Land. They aren't going to quiz us on the Books of the Bible, or see who's best at Sword Drills, or who can name the Books of the Bible in reverse order. All this talk about Right Belief is deception and misdirection. Theology and the Bible are hindrances, not help. Being faithful has nothing to do with what we believe. It only has to do with how true we are to the work of doing the right thing in the right way at the right time-- without keeping score or thinking about accumulating merit. We can believe whatever we want, it's the action that matters, and the attitude that doesn't care if it matters. Being good for nothing is the only way. As the man said, "Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Just do what's right without thinking about it, when it's right, the way it's right, while looking for the next right thing to do. That's all there is to it.