We nurture, nourish, our connection with the way through routine returns to emptiness, stillness, and silence, and with regular visits to the natural world. Nature is just so, just as it is, with no pretensions or aspirations, and a reach that does not exceed its grasp. Our nature is that way as well. The Buddha was hailed as "the one thus come." The one who was who he was. Jesus maintained that same relationship with himself. He claimed to be one with God, who had said, "I am who I am," and Jesus referred to himself as "the Son of Man," which is to say, "A regular human being," one with humanity and one with God, and "one thus come." The more we are who we are, the more we are one with all living things. Integrity and sincerity run through the heart of life, and connect us with life and with those who are alive. The return to nature and the return to our natural self, to our essential nature, is the sine qua non of life at its best, life just being what it is, true to itself and all sentient beings. "So close, and yet, so far away." Because, we have plans, you know. Agendas. Ideas. Big ideas. About the Big Time. Daffodils are quite fine with being daffodils. Just as they are.