Light acts like a particle and acts like a wave, depending on what the occasion requires. Light is a contradiction in terms. So are you. So am I. So is life. So is the cosmos. So is truth... It is Yin and Yang all the way down! This means we are free to be exactly what the situation calls for moment by moment in each situation as it arises. We are not bound by anything, bound to be anything-- certainly not freedom! Nobody HAS to be free! Everybody has be what it takes to do what the situation requires, and that means not being free to do what we want mostly ever. But. It means we are free to do what we don't want all of the time. Jesus died on a cross because he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't (How free is that, to those of you who won't be vaccinated even though the situation demands it?). And that's how it is more often than not, and the only way out of the dilemma is to be damned and be done with it, just like Jesus did, by dying the death that must be died, even though all of our dying is usually more metaphorical-- but just as real-- than the way Jesus died, which only means that we have to die again and again over the course of our life, as one situation after another calls for it, and we rise to the occasion again, and die again, only to rise again... Contradiction lives at the heart of life and being, and at the heart of light, which is neither life nor being, which means it's everywhere, all of the time. So, make friends with it, and bear it well! Doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, where it needs to be done, the way in needs to be done, because it needs to be done, no matter what, for the joy of doing it, and the satisfaction of having done it, with nothing more than that in it for us, situation by situation, all our life long. Get that down and you have it made, all the way to the end of the line.
Something is called for in every situation. See what needs to be done and assist it into being. The only trick is being right about what needs to be done and when and how to do it. And life is nothing more than practice in the art of seeing and doing what needs to be done, here and now. In every here and now there is. Without judgment or opinion. Just seeing, just doing. Moment by moment. Doing our work and stepping back. Letting nature take its course. Moment by moment. With nothing at stake in any of it. With nothing to gain and nothing to lose. Just seeing. Just doing. Here and now.