We have to have a regimen, a routine, an order of the day, that we follow regularly, religiously, with fealty, liege loyalty and filial devotion. Consisting of the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence. Mindful awareness. Integrity, sincerity and spontaneity. Balance and harmony. Spirit, energy and vitality. All of which connect us at the level of the heart with our essential/original nature and the innate virtues/character that are ours from birth-- which constitute "the face that was ours before we were born." Maintaining this practice connects us with the anchor-stone of our core/source, and enables us to see/hear/know/understand what's what and what is called for in each situation as it arises and to do what needs to be done about it throughout our life-- for the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it, no matter what. Without this kind of grounding practice, we are leaves on the water, dust in the wind, to be carried without direction into the wasteland of our eternal discontent.