We are at our best when we are free to see what needs to be done and do it, using the gifts/daemon of our original nature and our innate virtues, in the service of the good of the moment in each situation as it arises. Anything that interferes with our seeing/doing keeps us from bringing ourselves forth to meet the hear/now of our living, and blocs our development as full human beings. Adam and Eve could talk to us about that. So could the vast majority of those who have gone before us. It is easy to live in light of the wrong ends. But, it is also easy to live in the service of the right ends. All we have to do is see/do. See what needs to be done and do it-- with nothing in it for us beyond the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it. And that is just a matter of sitting still, empty and silent, waiting for realization to come to life as seeing evoking doing, moment by moment, all our life long.
What would be most helpful to you right now? What would mean the most to you at this place in your life? I relish affection and kindness. And I am surprised at how little of either are present in the world these days. I can't remember the last time I was surprised by a "random act of kindness" or affection. People being nice to one another. Trump seemed to disappear kindness and affection altogether. And COVID was the utter end of it. Can you imagine masks being a source of vitriol and rancor? Right-wing Republicans seem to generate hostility and hatred. It's their brand. It is politically correct these days to be an asshole. Assholes voting for assholes is a thing. Where do they come from? All of a sudden, they are everywhere. The last nice Republican was who, when, where? It's been so long, I can't remember. But, I long for affection and kindness. I wish they were a thing. And I wonder how long it will be before they are back in style.
Everything connects us with the holy, the sacred, the numinous, the ineffable, the transcendent, the mystery... if we let it. Everything is a doorway, a threshold, a portkey, to the invisible, spiritual, world that supports and sustains the visible, physical, world of normal, apparent, reality. It is always "right there," "right here/now." All it takes are eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart that comprehends what it is seen/heard. We all have the necessary equipment. The eyes, ears and heart. All it takes is attention. William Blake said, “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to (us) as it is, infinite.” "Infinite" is "transcendent." Words are useless in the presence of the infinite, of the transcendent. The are beyond our experience, beyond our ability to grasp, explain, understand. William Blake also said, "To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour..." That is all it takes. It is all "right there." "right here/now." Flip the switch. Turn the light around. Get out of the way.