If we lay aside our expectations, agendas, plans, schemes, fears, desires and lethargy, and simply look for what needs doing, and bring our original nature and our innate virtues into play in doing it in each situation as it arises, this will transform our life and set us free to act in ways conducive to the good of the here/now, moment to moment, throughout our life. Instead of looking for ways to turn the moment to our advantage, we remain alert to what is happening, what is called for, and what needs to be done in response for the good of the situation. We are no longer looking for mastery and control. We are looking for how to help with the tools we have available from birth. And "like that," it is a brand new world.
How is your balance and harmony? What are the forces/sources of destabilization? What is your go-to strategy for dealing with them? I recommend the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence. Returning to the Anchor Stone/Lodestar of your original nature and the innate virtues with which you meet all that life throws at you. And waiting for the mud to settle and the water to clear. With foundation and clarity, we are well-equipped to find the way through the clashing rocks and the churning waves of the wine-dark sea with the confident determination of Odysseus with his, "I will stay with it and endure! And when the heaving sea has shaken my raft to pieces, then I will swim!" The Anchor Stone of our original nature and the Lodestar of our innate virtues are the center/source/ground/foundation which provide the stability and direction required to find what needs to be done and to do it here/now. And with that, we can do anything, anywhere, anytime, for as long as it takes to be healed and whole, safe and well-- and ready for the next round with life on a tear.
From the vantage point of the right kind of emptiness, stillness, silence, See. Hear. Feel. Know. Trust. Do. In each situation as it arises your entire life long. Transforms your life. Transforms the world. Once you have the basic strategy in mind, everything else is practice. The catch is that what you want and how to get it are the first things that have to go. What we want and how to get it are the two constant sources of noise and complexity in our life. No one can be empty, still and silent in the service of what we want and how to get it. What we want and how to get it are the first two things to be rid of. Once we are empty of them, we can be open at last to stillness and silence, and ready for anything. ANY. THING.