We are the guardian/protector/champion/defender of our Original Nature-- who we are and always have been and will be, our guiding, centering, grounding identity-- the connection to which is tenuous, fragile, easily lost and must be carefully kept. We--our conscious ego-self-- are responsible for nurturing and nourishing our relationship with our Original Nature with filial devotion and liege loyalty by tending the ties that bind us through our imagination embedded in our psyche, and living as if all of this is so. This is the still point around which everything turns. The ineffable wonder and mystery of creation is at work at the center of each of us. There is more to us all than meets the eye. We approach the Source within in seeking alliance with our Original Nature and living in accord with it within the conditions and circumstances of our life. We incarnate the Source in aligning ourselves with our Nature, and birthing ourselves in our life by exhibiting/expressing there the truth of who we were at the beginning, are now, and ever shall be, being consubstantial and one substance with the Source of life and being here and now, right here right now, living that out in the time and place of our living, as if God were living in us and through us in all that we do.
Our task is to be true to ourselves within the context and circumstances of our life-- to live out of our Original Nature, with sincerity and self-transparency in all that we do. And to let that be that. To let that be enough, because that is all there is. The people who realize this, affirm it, embrace it, engage it and live in accord with it are real people. They are just who they are, doing what needs to be done in each situation as it arises all their life long. They are content with themselves and their life, and are glad to be who they are, doing what is theirs to do. They live out of their own joy in the service of the best they have to offer to meet what is called for here and now, moment by moment, and think of that as a good day well-lived. Their world is quite different from that of their neighbors who contrive to improve their life in the service of personal gain and advantage by exploiting their position to increase their opportunities for advancement and privilege, wealth and power, fortune and glory without limit or end. I do not know who is better off, but I like the idea of mutual respect for each other and for legitimate boundaries/limits that permit individual development without infringing on the development of others and without destroying the environment in the service of unending wealth and an ever-increasing standard of living. Greed and folly have forever been recognized as the source of all of our problems, and are naturally avoided by those whose idea of the good takes everybody's good into account, without serving their own good at the expense of anyone else's.