From pain to calm
When all is said and done I still think you have to be close to your pain, your dilemma. You shouldn't seek it out but accept it if it's present. That can be your guide, else you're in no man's land. It's a mystery why this seems to be so. If you fly too high or veer too much it can be precarious. It's not the only way to approach life but it is definitely a way.
Then, when the pain is seen for what it is, and numerous pressures and burdens have to be faced, at times overwhelming, one should ease their way through, as if in slow motion. Even during a crisis the movement is almost in slow motion. It's not jerky or as sudden as we think. Things don't hit you all at once. Even if it seems that way there is still space between the edges.
In this way we can ease our way from the pain through the obstacles. Each one doesn't have to be focused on but moved through. We can keep some balance and equilibrium. The edges become smoother and the movement becomes the important thing. We can maintain some calmness if we just see the space between the hardness. We don't try to overcome time and beat it but work around and with it and as said easing forward.