A life worth living is the life we are here for. Where do we find it? It is best to let the life find us! Like "the wand chooses the wizard," our life chooses us. Where have we said "No," is the question. What are we saying "No," to right now? And where have we said, "Yes, but"? And what are we saying, "Yes, but" to right now? We are "spread too thin," as the old saying goes. We are living too many lives at once. We are in a spin with too much to do and not enough time in which to get it done, and none to even visit the Loo. So what to do? Work stopping into our schedule! Take up the practice of the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence, and turn off, tune out, shut down every day for as often and as long as we can bear it, until we begin to look forward to it, and then increase the regularity and the time spent being quiet.
Alex Carrel said that we are the sculptor and we are the stone. That being the case, what do we need preachers for? Or gurus? Or mentors? When do we call in Obi-wan Kenobi? Or tell Yoda a thing or two? When does anyone in that group ever quit asking questions? Or examining themselves? If you said, "Never!", you're making my point for me and I can go sit by the fire, and look out the window. (We see everything, looking out the window) Point is, we are our own critic. Our own guide. The pilot of our own boat on its path through the sea. Who guides the birds on their path through the sky? The birds find their own way to where they are going! If a bird can do it, we can, too! If we keep the two commndments of the Way: Ask all the questions that beg to be asked! Say all the things that cry out to be said! That is all there is to it! No one ever lived in accord with the Tao without doing those two things every step along the Way. That is all the advice and guidance anyone needs for the Journey, and everybody discovers it for themselves right out of the gate (That's the Gateless Gate I'm speaking of-- and they discover that, too).