What do you live to serve with liege loyalty and filial devotion? What is The Most Important Thing in your life? What is at the very bottom of you? What is your foundation? The organizing principle of your life? Around what does everything revolve? In what ways does your life bear witness to your answer? In what ways does your life call out the lie? If what you say is important and what your life declares to be important are not in accord, are not equivalent, are not the same thing, start over from the top. What do you live to serve with liege loyalty and filial devotion? Do not breathe until you know the right answer to the question.
In the Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu said, "Is there a difference between yes and no? Is there a difference between good and evil?" The questions are eternally valid in every age. Where does the line lie between good luck and bad luck? Between blessing and curse? Everything depends upon the curcumstances which change with the wind and shift with the tides. What is good today, is bad tomorrow, and vice-versa. What we lament today, we applaud tomorrow. Yesterday's wrong is tomorrow's right. How can we take anything seriously? How can we live on the basis of judgment and opinion? How can we ride the heaving waves of tumultuous emotion through the changing fortunes of time? Return to the center! Live from the core! Stay on the beam! Emptiness, stillness and silence nurture the instinct and intuition, the sense of resonance and timing that lead us through the context and conditions of our life. Our relationship with the inner world guides us along the way in the outer world. Without that, we are like leaves in the wind.