We find the way by trusting ourselves to the emptiness and walking. The catch is that we cannot use this method for our own personal gain, profit and pleasure. We belong to the way. The way does not belong to us. We cannot manipulate and control any outcome. No agendas, no opinions, are the twin rules of the way. The upside is that this is the greatest adventure of our life, with benefits and glories far outshining anything we could come up with on our own. We have to hand over the keys to our life when we step onto the way, and belong to the way all the way. We trust ourselves to the way, and start walking.
The way we see things is just the way we see things, and has no necessary connection with the way things actually are. Even the phrase "actually are" depends on the way we see things. Color-blind people have to take someone's word for it that what they see isn't what "actually" is the case. The people who had Jesus crucified were getting rid of a trouble maker. They weren't killing God, or even the "Son Of God." Why do we see things as we do, and not some other way instead? Rural people tend to vote Republican. Urban people tend to vote Democrat. Why? What does were we live have to do with the way we see? E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!!! So, what gives with thinking the way we see things is the right way to see things? It is only the right way to see things where we LIVE!!! Where we live and who we hang out with there. We see things the way the people we like see things. It has nothing to do with the way things are. But we act as though it is absolute fact. It is only uneducated, unconsidered, unexamined OPINION! We don't think about it. We just take someone's word for it. Taking something on faith is a magical process whereby everything we take on faith amounts to taking someone else's word for what we take on faith, and it becomes an ABSOLUTE FACT the moment we take it on faith. And having doubts is the worse thing possible. We cannot have doubts about the way we see things. To have doubts is to be cast out. To be expelled. To be discarded. To be ostracized and isolated. To have no friends. To have no community. To have no place to belong. Just because we thought about changing our mind about the way we see things. The way we see things is sacrosanct. Sacred. Inviolable. Unquestionable. Our only connection with the people who see things like we do. Pope Paul III held the power of death (Being burned at the stake) over Copernicus because of the way Copernicus saw the solar system. Copernicus recanted and "changed his mind." The fear of death in one form or another keeps people in their traces, forbids "free thinking," and maintains the balance and harmony of the group that sees things as they do. The stuff we make up holds power over us our entire life long. But the truth is we can't be sure of what the truth is unless we take it on faith that the way we see things is not the way things are, and conduct experiments to verify/validate the way we see things other than by asking the people we like how they see things.