What is your idea of the ideal Life? The model life? The life that is the way a life ought to be? The Way that everybody is always talking about is the way things ought to be-- need to be-- must be to make it right that we are here/now in this mess of a world needing to know what to do to make right what can be made right in the time left for living. What can we do to make tomorrow right? To make each situation as it rises right? How do we need to live in order to make the next situation as it arises right? To provide what it needs from us to be what it can be-- even now, even yet, anyway, nevertheless, even so? Yesterday's long quote from Lao Tzu included this: "Original nature can intuit all happenings. In original nature there is the essence of true goodness. Be natural in your actions and you will always be still and pure." What we all need to be is "natural." Just naturally be who we are, and let things fall into place around that. Let all things flow forth from that. Merely by being ourselves, naturally. That would be ideal. The model life. The life that is the life that is the way things ought to be. The life that the entire world is waiting for somebody at last to live-- not trying to get anything, but just naturally responding to circumstances and trusting nature to take its course, to take it from there, nature meeting nature being natural, world without end. Amen.
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