Resonance leads the way. Reason, logic, thinking, planning, scheming... not so much. Wanting? Not at all. We can want what we have no business having. How do we know? We don't know how we know! Knowing WHAT we know is all we need to know! Sit still. Be quiet. Pay attention—- to what arises in the silence that resonates with you, winks at you, catches your eye, calls your name. Look closer there. See where it goes. The way to approach each situation as it arises forever. It is also the way to deal with your conflicts and contradictions. Your fear and uncertainty. Your compulsions, obsessions, and "issues"... Take them all with you into the silence. Sit still. Be quiet...
We carry our future with us into each situation as it arises. What we do here and now determines, or strongly influences, what happens next, and the buildup over time creates momentum and likelihood, produces karma, guiding us increasingly toward inevitability and "Duh!" Which is to say that we need to be increasingly open to what is called for, and unlikely to impose our usual way of dealing with similar situations on the present situation. Step out of your routine! Listen anew in each moment to what the moment is asking of you, offering to you! Be alert to the possibilities, especially to the nudges, hunches, inclinations and invitations that are part of the background, largely ignored, but crucially important to the rhythm and movement throughout each day. Each moment opens to a different future, depending on how much of that moment is "of the past," and how much is "of the future," and which we assist, and which we resist. We are responsible for the attitude which shapes our world.
Cooperating with what needs to happen in each situation as it arises transforms everything. Knowing what needs to happen in any/every situation, and assisting it by doing what is ours to do, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, and stepping back, allowing things to fall into place as they will around that, is the way of balance and harmony, sincerity and integrity, spirit, energy and vitality, and the solid foundation of a life well-lived. If you want more than that, Adam and Eve and their ilk, might have some advice to offer. Be that as it may. It comes down to this: Throw away all of the theology, all of the doctrines, all of the dogma, all of the answers to all of the catechisms ever, all of the rituals, sacred and profane, and settle on being right about what needs to be done here and now, in each here and now there is, in each situation as it arises, and do it, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, for the simple joy of doing it, and the satisfaction of having done it, throughout what remains of the time left for living. And let that be enough, because it is.