The wonder of life is always waiting to be realized, embraced, acknowledged, celebrated, relished, revered, cherished, adored... Not ignored. Everything hinges on the perspective necessary to see into the heart of things, and know things as they are. We talk to much. We see too little. And miss the blessing and grace of the moment that is at hand. What is to be done about that? What is to be done? While the time for living is upon us and wonder is all around?
We work to make money in order to live comfortably and commune with our original nature so that we might express/exhibit the gifts/daemon/genius/virtues/characteristics/shtick that came with us from the womb in living a life that is unique to us and a boon to those about us, impacting the entire world for the good of the whole. Or not. And, if not, why not? Seriously. Why not?
What needs to happen? What needs to be done about what is happening? What is called for? To rise to the occasion with a response appropriate to the occasion would mean doing what? How are we preparing ourselves to answer these questions at the time the answer is required? By now, you know the mantra: Emptiness, stillness, silence. Every good thing arises from emptiness, stillness and silence. To be empty is to be without agenda or opinion. It is to have nothing at stake in the outcome. It is to be able to offer what is needed, when it is needed, how it is needed, without bias or prejudice, or interest in the situation, beyond being interested in offering there the best we have to give in the service of what needs what we have to offer. We find our direction/guidance in the stillness and silence-- away from the noise and complexity clamoring for our attention and offering vastly different, and differing, types of direction and guidance. After a little practice, we carry emptiness, stillness and silence with us wherever we go, unmoved by the circumstances of our living, listening/looking, hearing/seeing, and responding in the moment to what is called for by the moment, moment-by-moment, situation-by-situation, all our life long, in accord with the Tao all the way.