The way forward is that of stepping into each situation and taking care of the What and the How. When is now. Where is here, Why is generally irrelevant or cloaked in mystery too dark and deep to waste time on, and reveals itself in time, if at all, ever (I have never had a motive I fully understood, and, probably, the same is true with you), so it is nothing we need to explore. Who is you. That leaves the What and the How. Take care of them-- get them right-- and the situation will have what it needs to be what is needed by the times that are at hand. Live like this through each day of the new year, and it will be a new world by year's end-- one day at a time. Get the What and the How down and it's a walk through the park the rest the way.
What needs to be done, here and now, and How? Get those two questions right in each situation as it arises and your life will be as complete as any life has any business being. What here? What now? How? That's all there is to it. And we get there best, I think, through the right kind of emptiness, the right kind of stillness, and the right kind of silence. We do not go get it. We wait for it to come to us. What, here, now and how, that is. When they brought "the woman taken in adultery" (What about the man??? Why do men get off free as a new-born breeze??? This is a problem still today, and it throws me up just thinking about it-- just so you know) to Jesus and asked him, "Do we stone her to death, or not?" The story goes, "And Jesus squatted on the ground and drew lines in the sand," before he rose and delivered his utterly brilliant, "Let the one who is sinless cast the first stone" line. And the crowd (Of men) drifted away one by one. Squatting on the ground, aimlessly drawing in the sand was Jesus' way of waiting for What and How to come to him. Being empty. Being still. Being silent. Allowing the noise of the world to drop away, so the light might arise on its own. We assist the light by getting out of the way, "clearing a space," and waiting for clarity. The words surprised Jesus as much as anyone else. When in doubt, which, with me, is most of the time, Be empty. Be still. Be quiet. And wait for the path to come to you. Of the three, emptiness is the hardest to achieve, and takes the most practice to perfect. Empty is empty of everything. Every. Single. Thing. Including the desire to be empty. If you think that is easy, give it a spin. You will find that it is a way of life more than a momentary exit from life. It is a way of being in the world, apart from the world. Tricky. Takes practice.