Recently I was wondering when I needed to surrender and let the universe take me where it will and when I needed to make a move. It seems like a very fine line. One can not move when it is needed and thus miss an opportunity or can move too much and sabotage what one is trying to accomplish.
It's still a riddle for me, but shortly after pondering this, the following idea came to me: It first starts with desiring something. That action places me into a school, where the universe is the professor. The universe gives the lessons and assignments to help accomplish this task - it could only be a few or many before achieving my desire. It is then up to me to do those assignments.
Of course, it still brings up the question as to when being still may be the assignment. It's not like there's always immediate feedback to know if you are heading in the right direction or not.