We find the way to The Way, and remain on it through the practice of the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence. The practice of the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence is not only the way to The Way, it is also the solution to all of our problems today, everyday. We have to empty ourselves of our idea about how our life should be, and of all of our ideas of what should be, and should not be, in order to see what should be in each situation as it arises, and do it. Action that does not flow from the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence creates the kind of world we live in, and blocks the way to the kind of world we should be living in. What we do about that is up to us.
I wish benevolent intention could be assumed across all lines. How many lines are there? How many different ways to calculate Us and Them? We are always deserving. They never are. We are always Right. They are always Wrong. We are always Us. They are always THEM. How far back would we have to go to not find the Us/Them designation? How can we distance ourselves from it and refuse to be a party to it? And make benevolent intention a characteristic everyone can count on from us!