Well, basically, we cannot ever really know what is happening, but, yeah:
You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. ~ Thomas Merton
So how does one do that?
Here are some posts that might get you started contemplating such a thing.
● Life as a meditation: my contemplative adventure — How I learned to start sitting with the present moment when it was heinously difficult (at the height of being severely ill) It’s served me very well.
● How long should I stay with uncomfortable feelings? — an excerpt from Pema Chodrons’ work and then some thoughts from me
● There is nothing unique about our suffering. (Tonglen, a compassion practice) — learning to consider the suffering of all beings