Being the Christ, possessing Buddha Mind, trusting ourselves to our original nature in each situation as it arises, takes practice, practice, practice. Believing has nothing to do with it. It is all doing, doing, doing-- what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, where it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done time after time after time. We can believe anything we want as long as we live to do that. Doing it until we can do it without thinking about it. Spontaneously, automatically, instinctively, naturally, sincerely, with integrity and devotion, all our life long, no matter what.
It takes the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence to have a chance. The world is too noisy to listen. Too much complexity keeps us from living the life that is ours to live. We cannot get to the truth of the matter with all that is in the way. What is the matter? What is the problem? What ails us? We don't know where to start. Start there. Sit with that. In as much of the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence as you can muster for a long as you can. Practice that until something stirs to life and calls your name. When the door opens, walk through.
What needs to be done in each situation as it arises is what it is time for, is what the times call for. Knowing what time it is (for), is the most important thing there is to know. And then comes doing it. Knowing what time it is (for) is a matter of instinct and intuition. Knowing what time it is (for) is grounded upon mystery, and flows from mystery. How do we know what we know? We can be talked out of it like that (snaps fingers). We can talk ourselves out of it. We can dismiss, discount, disregard all that we know in our bones. All of our gut feelings go like that (snaps fingers again). It takes commitment to the cause and dedication to the task to know what we know and trust ourselves with the knowledge, and support ourselves in the action that is grounded upon, and flows from, the mystery at the heart of life and being. And that is all it takes to turn the world around, one situation at a time.