If nothing is an option, do that. But furlough the head. Do it with your whole heart, as if you had 90 seconds to live—alert, aware, not thinking. This is a profound and dynamic state. Laozi: “When nothing is done, nothing remains undone.”
The apple is not ripened by trying. Neither are we. “Act without doing; work without effort.”
Right action is pre-eminently necessary. But it does not always mean doing something. Sometimes right action is along the lines of wu wei, from the Chinese for “action-less activity.” That’s why Laozi’s question “Do you know how to do nothing?” is not rhetorical.
Forgiveness is not a tool for the extraction of an expression of remorse from some hapless miscreant. Hell, that’s just crazy! Forgiveness is what happens when a conscious man declines to take offence.
On the whole, men make lousy dance partners. Nobody told us that Life leads.