The old Taoists (And Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell, and others) would say, "Get out of your thinking brain and into your instinctive/intuitive brain! You are never going to think your way into living in accord with the Tao!" They wouldn't mean that we can live separated from our thinking brain. They would mean we have to live in sync with both brains to have a chance in this world. Getting out of our thinking brain is a stark reminder of the work that is ours to do in seeking to harmonize yin and yang by getting our two brains--the rational, logical, analytical, thinking brain, and the metaphorical, symbolic, mythological, sensing, feeling, instinctive/intuitive brain-- to come together in collaboration with all of the tasks of life, particularly in finding and living the life that is ours to live, incorporating the virtues/gifts/daemon/abilities/genius/etc. that came with us from the womb within the context and circumstances of our life in the world, as tightly structured and resistant to non-sense as this world is. In order to do it, we are going to have to take up the practice of emptiness (the right kind), stillness and silence-- sitting quietly on a regular basis, waiting for the mud to settle and the water to clear, to see and hear what might arise unbidden "out of nowhere" to inspire our action in the field of action and opening paths we never would have Thought to take. We have put it off long enough! Our other brain wants very much to commune with us now!
We are here to make the best of it-- and, in so doing, to make where we are better than it would be without us. Any situation can be improved or made worse by the way we respond to it. That's where we come in. We make the call. We choose the response that makes each situation as it arises better or worse by the quality of our participation in it, by the way we respond to it. We were born with a nature as unique to us as our fingerprints or the structure of our irises. No one has ever been capable of doing what we are capable of doing. Or ever will be. No one has ever been capable of being who we are capable of being, or ever will be. Life is our one shot at being who we are capable of being, of doing what we are capable of doing. Don't tell me we are going to blow it on "rye and little darlin's"!