After the mud, the emotions, and the unrest settles, after your heart rate returns to your normal resting rate, and after your eyes have adjusted to light, then may your next small step or action be revealed. 

In that small step or action, may you release the need, even the desire, and especially the obsession to know and see the entire path.  May you trust that you are not built (at least at this moment) to embrace the entirety of your way in the world.

No, a small step is all we are given.  Why?  Oh, so many reasons.

          The earth took about 500 million years to cool down, so too we need time for our continued transformation.

          The larger step neither has firm ground under it nor are our spiritual beings holding the capacity for it. 

          The souls of our community – our fellow seekers, soul sisters and brothers – are not built to be dragged into the bigger longer step.  And neither are we by the way.

          The tools, be they improved vision, hearing, expanded space, or more freedom, are still forming with us.

          And your being and mine long to settle in this small step.  It may be your false self, flesh, even ego that wish to stride ahead.  Release yourself into this small step.

Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and water is clear?  Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?  – Lao tzu