The truth is who we are, and how well we exhibit that in each situation as it arises throughout our life. We are here to bring ourselves forth. To be who we are. Within the times and places of our living. All our life long. How well we are doing that is evidenced by our balance and harmony, our sincerity and integrity, our spirit, energy and vitality. The people who are mostly dead long before they die, who are one cliché after another, whose life is a habit, who never do a spontaneous thing, who never do anything new, who do what they have always done are the people who need to be reincarnated to come back and do it again until they get it right. We are here to birth ourselves anew everyday. The people who are so absolutely opposed to abortion aborted themselves long ago, and continue to abort themselves every day in denying themselves the right to life by having an original though or expressing their original nature, or allowing anyone else to in any situation as it arises. Living by the Book, any book, is the wrong way to do it. Throw the book away, and step into the next moment, looking only for what truly needs to be done there, and do it when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done because it needs to be done, and not because somebody else says so-- without any regard for what is in it for us, our how well it meshes with our idea of how things ought to be. Things ought to be how they need to be, and we ought to be able to know how that is. Not because we have thought about it, but because we see it and know it, and trust ourselves to be right about it, without having to take our cue from someone else. Anyone else. If we are waiting for someone else to tell us what needs to be done, we are aborting ourselves denying someone else's necessary abortion.
No one lives without dying. Maturation is the on-going process of dying to one way of thinking, to one way of life, and coming to life in another. Over the course of our life, we die and come to life again and again. Changing our mind about what is important and allowing our life to fall into place around that through all of the stages of our development. To not do that is also to die-- a death from which there is no return to life, just an eternal refusal to be alive ever. Jesus died in Gethsemane, and in his conversation with the Syro-Phonecian woman, and his encounter with the woman taken in adultery, and at every turn in his path toward Jerusalem and Golgotha. And he calls us to take up our own cross, and step into our life as he stepped into his, and die all the way to life pouring out, spilling over, flowing freely from one death to the next in doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, and no one can do it like we can, no matter what.
We are always making corrections. Which means, we are always making mistakes. Which means, we always are in the position of needing to sit still and be quiet, empty of all judgment and opinion, open to the experience of "just here, just now," and able to respond as needed to what comes into our awareness. Awareness is continuing and ongoing. We hold everything in our awareness, and add to it as time goes by, allowing it to guide our response to each situation as it arises, without judgment or opinion, just seeing, just knowing, just making corrections and adjustments to maintain our balance and harmony, sincerity and integrity, spirit, energy and vitality in the service of what needs to be done moment to moment, day by day.