Our practice is working to maintain our balance and harmony while endeavoring to merge our original nature and the virtues that are ours from birth with the here/now of our circumstances in each situation as it arises. This is called being who we are, where we are, when we are, how we are, while doing what needs to be done, when, where and how it needs to be done, no matter what. That's what Jesus would do. Being who Jesus was is being who we are in ways that are just right for the occasion at hand.
There is: See. Feel. Know. Trust. Do. Softly. And there is: Sincerity. Integrity. Authenticity. Spontaneity. And there is: Balance. Harmony. Get this down with the right ratios and that's all there is to it. Oh, and make sure that your theology doesn't get in your way.
The best way to keep your theology out of the way is don't have any. No theology never hurt anyone. Theology is the bane of existence. And the end of religion. The number of wars fought over theology, and the amount of misery and suffering imposed upon humankind by/because of theology is reason enough to have nothing to do with it. Couple that with it's destructive power in reducing our own response-ability for doing what needs to be done in each situation as it arises, and theology easily becomes the worst idea ever in the entire history of ideas. No theology! No doctrine! No dogma! No creeds! No catechisms! Only us just as we are on our own up against the context and circumstances of our lives. That seems fair. Actually, not. The odds are heavily weighed in our favor every time. The context and circumstances of our life have no chance with us. Our original nature and the virtues that come with us from the womb are more than enough to deal well with what faces us every step of the way along The Way. Grounded in The Mystery, about which no more can be said, we have all we need to do what needs to be done in each situation as it arises. Following the lists in #2 above is all it takes to manage our life successfully no matter what it throws at us. If it helps you to think that we will return in some configuration after death to continue the work we have begun, think it-- that will not get in your way, and it will free you up to give it your best in making the best of everything that comes along. And life becomes a play ground with us having a grand old time with all of our options all of the time.
It is delightful to speculate about the process whereby the Source of Life actually becomes life, but it is also beyond the realm of our options. We cannot think about things transcendent to thought, or imagine things beyond our imagination. For us it is impossible. How inert carbon atoms come to life... How the energy of life inserts itself into inert carbon atoms... I start with the theory that life can be anywhere, but it is not everywhere. From the beginning there has been life, which means there is no beginning. There was never a time when time was not, and within time-- coterminous with time-- is life and the means of supporting life, which suggests water, and from our standpoint oxygen-- but doesn't discount the possibility that life forms could "breathe" something other than oxygen-- and from that point, evolution takes over and things go their merry way, which has an infinite number of configurations. This doesn't say anything about what life is, because we cannot say what life is, because it is transcendent to thought. Life "just is." That is all we can say about life. And we say, "God just is," so it isn't as though we are saying anything about life that hasn't been said about God. Life is God. Think of it that way. And it is all a wonder! Be amazed! And dance with the very idea!