Balance and harmony form the um-welt for, and are the offspring of, sincerity, spontaneity and integrity. Living out of sincerity, spontaneity and integrity in the service of balance and harmony, is to have nothing at stake in the outcome. It is to live from emptiness in the companionship of silence, doing what needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and letting that be that. No emotional investment. Or involvement. Nothing screws with balance and harmony like emotional investment. Like emotional involvement. Like emotional reactivity. Like having to have our way. Doing what needs to be done is not dependent upon the result of our action. It is itself the result of our being called to action by the situation which evokes our response. Doing what needs to be done rests on us. We have done our part when we do that. The outcome is beyond our control. Or even our interest. We do our work and step back, as Lao Tzu advised. "And let nature take its course." The recipe for balance and harmony.
It isn't what we believe-- it is what we do, in response to the situation as it arises. The Buddha is more like Jesus than the people who rave about Jesus. See what needs to be done and do it. Then, see what needs to be done in response to what you did, and do what needs to be done about that... For as long as situations arise. It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you do what needs to be done, situation by situation. If your beliefs assist that, fine. If your beliefs interfere with that, or prevent it, you need to change your beliefs and do what else needs to be done. We know what needs to be done by seeing the situation as it is, and by knowing what is called for there, without prejudice or predisposition, and without imposing our will for the situation upon the situation. What needs to be done in any situation is unique to the situation, organic to the situation, arising from the situation, and evokes our response in a spontaneous, sincere, at-one-with-the-moment kind of way. The way a change in tempo elicits a change in motion from the dancers dancing to the music.
It is easy to know right from wrong, but greed and self-interest get in the way and lead to bad judgment in the service of unrestrained desire. What we want to happen can be confused with what needs to happen, and the path can be obscured by the noise of competing goods. When we empty ourselves of preferences and inclinations, and see the situation as it is "thus come," right action is evoked naturally like the way of a stream encountering an obstruction. Emptiness is the way to the way, and is, therefore, the way. The water of life flows from an empty well. Drink deeply from the empty bucket, and all will be well.