During the Great Waves of change you must respond when others are not responding. You must take precautions when others are not taking precautions. You must change your circumstances when there appears to be no immediate reason for doing it. You must follow an inner urging and an inner direction, without really understanding what is happening and what your future or the outcome will look like.
If you do not have the strength or courage to do this, you will just stand where you are, becoming increasingly full of anxiety and confusion, increasingly worried, increasingly frustrated and compulsive until your circumstances just fall away and erode your life, like a person who is standing on a slowly shrinking island or in a boat that is taking on water increasingly.
You are going to have to be prepared to take dramatic action, and you may have to act alone. Not everyone who is with you now—your friends or even your family—will necessarily respond to the Great Waves of change or to the power and influence of Knowledge within them. Just being worried and concerned is not enough. Just being aware of the problem is not enough.
You must be prepared to act—not hastily, not compulsively, not in a panic, but carrying out steps in your preparation.