We all have 24 hours each day. What we do with them tells the tale. The tale we are here to tell by the way we live our life. That is what our life is for: To be lived in the way that tells our tale. The tale we are here to tell. How do we know what that is? By listening to our heart. Listening to our body (symptoms), Listening to our soul. By emptying ourselves of everything that would interfere with hearing what our heart, body (symptoms) and soul are saying. By sitting in the stillness and the silence and listening/looking/ hearing/seeing what's what and how it is with us and what we need to do in the service of what needs to happen here and now for the next 24 hours. Are we living the life that is ours to live, or the life we want to be ours to live? What is guiding our boat on its path through the sea? What is motivating us? Driving us? What are we serving? Seeking? Chasing? Trying to be/do/have before we die? Have we settled for serving our addictions and to hell with everything else? What are we doing with our life? With our days? With the next 24 hours? There remains, even yet, even now, even so, an adventure with our name on it. All it takes is emptying ourselves of all that stands in our way, and listening to our heart, listening to our body (symptoms), listening to our soul, in the stillness and the silence and trusting ourselves to what arises there and calls our name.
All it takes is stepping aboard the train with your name on it, on the tracks that are your life to live, and trusting yourself to the journey, for doors to open where there were no doors before, and help to come from sources that were not there before, and for joy and consolation to comfort and confirm your choice of the way that is your way. Things fall into place in ways that are amazing, inconceivable and unpredictable. Magic happens. And will continue to happen as long as you refuse to take control and force the turns you want to take. The trick with the magic happening is that you can't try to make it happen the way you want it to happen, when you want it to happen, how you want it to happen, every time you want it to happen. You have to trust the magic to happen the way it needs to happen, and forget about the magic happening. You have to focus on doing what is yours to do, when it needs to be done, where it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done in each situation as it arises. We do what is ours to do and let the magic happen as it will. We are just along for the ride! And must trust ourselves to the ride! And live with the wind of the spirit that blows where IT will, always in our hair! And we will have it made. Starting right now.
It is not too much to ask to ask, "What's wrong with looking at it this way?" We are here to be the best we can be at exhibiting our original nature in the work to be who we are in the time and place of our living, by using the gifts/daemon/genius... that came with us from the womb in doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done in each situation as it arises-- without interfering with anyone else doing what is theirs to do, in any way. That seems to be basic to me. To live like that is, in my view, to be a true human being. No one could do it better than that. "Not nobody, not no-how."