We live best when we live consciously learning how to balance our contradictions, polarities, opposite tendencies pulling us in different directions. On the one hand this, and on the other hand that. It is like that with all of us all of the time. The place of conscious awareness is to make the peace and do what is called for by the nature of our circumstances in each situation as it arises, in a "The spirit is like the wind that blows where it will" kind of way. It isn't "The Holy Spirit" that is the subject of this keen observation, but our own spirit/self/nature. We serve contrary ends at the same time, often shooting ourselves in the foot in the process. And need to adopt the role that is ours to play as a conscious ego in charge of our performance moment-by-moment throughout our life. We have what it takes to rise to any/every occasion, but we cannot do it without thinking about not thinking about it. We have to get out of the way and trust ourselves to respond automatically, naturally, spontaneously to whatever is before us through all of the contexts of every day-- no plan beyond having no plan, no agenda beyond having no agenda, no expectations beyond having no expectations, no opinions beyond having the opinion that no opinion is the way to go... Try this for an exercise in doing what I'm suggesting that you do: The next time you are free to wear whatever you want into the day, stand before your clothes closet not knowing what you are going to wear, just watching what you select to put on. Do the same thing with where to eat. With how to drive to work, and home from work... Live throughout the day observing what you would do spontaneously, naturally, in response to the situation at hand. Do not "know what to do"! Wait and see what you do! This is giving your natural side a chance to shine. Our natural side would live quite differently than our reasonable, logical, rational side would live. And there is a time and place for each side to come forth to meet what is before us situation-by-situation, and our place is to know when to get out of the way rationally and respond naturally, and vice-versa, to what's what all day every day. It is a different way of doing business, and an essentially right way-- one that we have to learn to adapt to by knowing when to do what, where and how. Our role is that of serving balance and harmony in how we do what we do all day every day. We consciously/rationally turn reason and logic on and off and turn intuition and instinct and feeling our way along off and on in meeting each day situation-by-situation throughout the time left for living. The better we get at switching off and on, the better our outcomes, the better our choices, the better our life, the better the world. Why would I lie?
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Watching our performance!
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