The adventure that awaits us is discovering who we are and what we are capable of by recovering our original nature and the virtues, aptitudes, abilities, interests, genius, talents, knacks, shtick, etc, came packed into our DNA and is just waiting for our cooperation to come forth as a blessing and grace in our life and a boon to the time and place of our living. All this waits on the other side of silence, stillness, emptiness, for us to realize we have no idea who is guiding our boat on its path through the sea, and take the time and do the work of availing ourselves of what lies within us all and trust ourselves to what we know to be so (although it cannot be explained), say, "Okay, let's go!" and start walking, sensing/knowing/doing what is needed right here, right now, and letting one thing lead to another the rest of the way. I'll keep an eye out for you.
After we have done everything we can do, we wait it out. Waiting is what we do best as a species. When there is nothing else to do, we wait. For the time when it is safe to be who we are. Safety and security are essential elements in the freedom to be who we are, true to our original nature, serving with filial devotion and liege loyalty to the virtues, aptitudes, shtick, genius, etc., that are ours to serve and share as a boon forever needed in the time and place of our living. This is the meaning of life, the purpose of living, what we are alive for-- to be who we are sharing our virtues with one another and being good places for each other to be. And, while we are waiting for the time to be right for that, across the nation, around the world, we do what we can in the time that is ours in being present with those who are present with us for the good of the other no matter what, anyway, nevertheless, even so. Live so that other people are glad to see you coming, and sorry to see you go.
The Gateless Gate is everywhere, waiting for those with eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart that understands to flip the script, turn the light around, know what they know, return to their original nature, express the virtues that are theirs from the start in doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, where it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, for the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it, as a boon and a blessing upon the time and place of their living in each situation as it arises all their life long. That is all there is to it. And it has always been there, waiting. And it always will be.