I have become one of those people who can just sit and listen. I don't have to contribute. Last night during Passover I did just that. Sharon, the hostess who did a lot of preparing, while relaxing after the meal voiced various opinions and strategies to deal different problems and situations she was concerned about. I responded occasionally but mostly just listened.
Letting in opinions or nature and just observing whatever comes your way takes less energy. It also saves the effort of conjuring up your own opinions which you already know. Instead, the environment feeds you and nourishes you to some extent. Life is coming to you. Watching a fire, or viewing the stars, or just listening to someone talk and voice their views fills you up.
This all contrasts to refining and honing your path to wherever it leads, even if it becomes too narrow and dangerous. Perhaps it even loses its health. If so you have to let in life and just be quiet while doing so. So you listen and observe. What is there to say? What is outside you is so much larger than what is inside you. It can expand you as it tempers you. It acts as oil on rusted gears, gradually releasing the tensions and in your case allowing a larger technology or dimension to replace your used up one. If possible we have to just relax a bit.