"What should I do? What response should I make? What is being asked of me? What is being called for in this immediate situation, here and now?" We only have to know what is being called for in the situation that is most pertinent in any moment, to know what we should do. What is your most pressing situation right here, right now? Only you can decide that. What is being called for? Only you can decide that? If you are being paralyzed, or held hostage, or rendered hopeless, by the absence of acceptable outcomes-- if everything you can think of doing is useless in terms of its impact on the situation as a whole, think smaller, think here and now. Share cups of cold water, or hot coffee, or room temperature wine, and talk of better days, or of what would help to get through these days, or simply share the warmth of each other's company... You know, like that.
Enlightenment, Illumination, Reflection/realization all result in awakening to what is important-- that is, knowing what we know to be important-- and being right about it, so that we live out of that knowing in each situation as it arises. This is all it takes to put ourselves right with ourselves in the life we are living, and with the world in which we are living. And that shifts the world on its course, and puts the world in alignment with itself. And that transforms everything. Be right. Do right. Make right. Get that down, and we all have it made!