Everything works together to produce who we are-- to bring us forth, draw us out, as "one thus come," "just so," precisely right and fitting to the occasion, every occasion, along The Way. We only have to believe it is so, and live in compliance, cooperation, alignment with it, allegiance, loyalty, devotion and dedication to it, for it to be real in our life. Why wouldn't we? That is who all the people were who have gone before us in service to their life-- not the one they would have dreamed of, but the one that dreamed them into being, as it does all of us who know what's what and what to do about it, and do it-- as guardians and guides to all who follow their heart to the place of quiet rest, sitting in the stillness, being quiet, listening to the silence and trusting themselves to what arises, emerges, occurs, calls, within, and rising to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, how it needs to be done, in each situation as it arises, with the gifts/daemon (sounds like "diamond")/ specialties/talents/shtick/interests/virtues/ character/etc. that are theirs from the womb for service to the moment all their life long. We are a complete package, born with everything we need to find what we need to do what needs us to do it throughout our life. It only takes believing it, and living as though it is so, for it to be so, because it is so.
There is that which works, and there is that which does not work. In light of what, is the question. What are we trying to do with our life? What are we trying to achieve, acquire, accomplish? What would it mean for us to "live successfully"? In terms of what do we measure "success"? I want to do the next thing well, whether or not anyone knows about it. And I don't want to do anything poorly-- particularly a string of things-- whether or not anyone notices it. If I am recognized for it, fine. If I am not, fine. I want to meet my own standards, time after time. And I want to set high standards. What about you?
It's always "right there," what we need to find what we need, we have to clear the way of noise, complexity, obstruction. Seeking/sitting in, the silence and waiting for what it has to offer, though they be weird things sometimes, not-what-we-are-looking-for-things some time ("NO! Lord, this shall not happen to you!" things). The things we are surest of are the last to go, so Meister Eckhart could say, all those years ago, "The last leave-taking is leaving God for God." The God-beyond-God is the hardest God to get to. But, our life is equipped to get us there if we live long enough. "Balance and harmony, Kid. Balance and harmony." "Courage and determination, Kid. Courage and determination."