I believe that we are all figuring it out as we go along, whatever "it" is in a given moment.
I didn't always believe this. I used to think there was some instruction book for life (or painting, or parenthood) that everybody else had read and I was on my own, fumbling around in the dark. But the more I fumble - the more I am willing to admit to the fumbling - the more I'm able to see. We are all (most of us? many of us? or maybe it really is just me!) figuring things out as we go.
I believe that there is no secret instruction guide, no road map or single right way forward. The way - the one that's right for me or for you - whatever that way is, it's opening before us in each moment. unfurling, unfolding, revealing itself (dare I say manifesting?) as we go.
That's what I believe.
(Unless there really is a secret instruction guide for life and everybody knows about it but me!?)