We bring ourselves forth in the way we live our life, or not. Our context and circumstances bring us forth, or not. We live the way we say our life needs to be lived, or the way someone else says our life should be lived-- and we say that is all right with us. We are the one who says so, even if we do what someone else would have us do. We are the authority who determines how our life is lived, and it makes all the difference if we are right about it. We all are born with in internal plumb line, indicating when we are in, and out of, plumb. Joseph Campbell said, "We know when we are on the beam and when we are off it." When we are in plumb, and when we are out of plumb. When we are on the beam and in plumb, we are living well. When we are off the beam and out of plumb, we are living poorly-- which is reflected by our sense of balance and harmony. When we are off balance and out of harmony, we know it. Just like we know when we are off the beam and out of plumb. What we do about it is up to us. I recommend regular applications of emptiness, stillness and silence to tune into balance, harmony, beam and plumb-- and make adjustments as necessary to be at one with the life that is waiting for us to live it. We know what is important, what is meaningful. Emptiness, stillness and silence assist us in knowing what we know, and doing what needs to be done about it.