A workable perspective
If you're facing a quandary, it might spiral out of control. As you reach your threshold of pain, a workable perspective might pop in. It might be you speaking to yourself, or from above. I go with the latter, for the above dimension obviously has a bigger scope.
At that moment, at that time, the perspective seems workable. It might not be a permanent solution, but it's good for the day. It might move you further, but it also might slow you down in a good way. Your plans might be meant to work out, or altered, or changed. Or, once calmed down, a bigger vision might come to you. At first, the workable perspective is likely, as it's most absorb-able for your system.
There is also a deconstruction process taking place, particularly if you are older. While you work to finish your work, part of you is becoming less focused, again in a good way. You're in a sense merging into a larger picture, and the 'you' is becoming less. Both are happening at the same time.
In my own life I was having trouble with the lighting on my drawings. I don't have the tried and true harmonic north natural light. East, west, south light are uneven and electric light causes your iris to contract, limiting what values you can see. I did a little research on how older draftsmen dealt with the problem, then on some students I knew along the way. Suddenly, this all led to a cycle of negative self condemnation. I was pulled into a system of envy and competition. I was being sucked into the paradigm of the world, like a trap. Whatever information I was after wasn't worth the price I was paying. At this point in life, no knowledge is worth giving up equilibrium and whatever inner peace I have. Some sacrifice can be made, but one has to know one's limits and when to pull back.
To summarize the perspective I received on my art was that it was part of a statement, not pure art. It was started and being done late in life not as an artist, but as a person searching for meaning. It doesn't have to be on a grand scale to accomplish this. Additionally, enough work that is reasonable has already been done. I should just work and problem solve to create a system that is doable within my life.
This seems to be the core of what I heard, although I don't remember specifics. Whatever came to me seemed calming and maybe just knowing this is enough.
As said there is a structure to going forward, and at the same time a phenomenon of letting go. Hearing from above gave me momentary peace. The next day might bring another onslaught again necessitating the need for a higher guiding perspective I can live with.