Jesus raised the dead and left the dead to bury the dead. Jesus cursed an innocent fig tree for not having fruit out of season, and forgave a woman guilty of adultery. Jesus said, "Come to me all who are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." And he said, "Depart from me! I never knew you evildoers!" Jesus said, "Blessed are you if you know what you are doing, but if you don't know what you are doing, you are accursed and a transgressor of the Law." And he said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!" Jesus is like the spirit, who is like the wind, that blows where it will. We never can tell what Jesus will say, or do, next. May it be so said of us all! May we all be as free as Jesus was to do what the situation requires, never mind what we did in the last situation, or will do in the next one. Consistency and predictability are not required, and are hindrances and restraints when it comes to the wind blowing where it will! To be what each situation needs is to be open to what is happening there, and to what is called for there, and to act spontaneously, compassionately, to do what is called for, exactly as called for, regardless of what that is, in season and out of season throughout the time left for living!
What needs to be done here and now, in this moment, in this situation? Start with that. Do it as it needs to be done. Then, move on to the next thing that needs to be done. And so on, throughout the day. Do it again tomorrow. And the day after that. For as long as there are days.
"Turning the light around" is an old Taoist phrase, emphasizing the need to stop looking outside, "out there" for what is found only inside, "in here." "The path that can be discerned as a path, is not a reliable path" (Martin Palmer). "They shall not say, 'Lo here!' or 'Lo, There!' for what you seek lies within you" (Jesus of Nazareth). "The darkness is the cradle of the light" (Rumi). "What you seek lies far in the back, in the darkest corner, of the cave you most don't want to enter" (Joseph Campbell). "The stone the builders reject is the chief cornerstone" (Jesus of Nazareth). "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?" (Jesus of Nazareth). We have to empty ourselves of all we think we know, in order to know all that is worth knowing. The Silence is the source of all that is. No one can tell you what you know. You have to realize that for yourself. Sit still. Be quiet. Pay attention to what arises in the silence that catches your eye, that calls your name. See what comes up to guide your boat on its path through the sea.
Sit still. Be quiet. Be present, here, now. Be open. Alert. Aware. Attentive. Wait. Watch. Available for what needs an audience with you. Regularly. Throughout each day. For as much time as you have available to devote to the practice.