There is darkness, but there can be light. Simply close the eyes to see. As you turn away from the world’s colors, seek the colors of the mind. What is the solution to your problem? What is the good and the wrong? Where do you need to go? What do you need to do or not do? What is it you should start and what should you end?
If you’re looking for an answer, always start by turning your mind’s lights on. Simply think it through. Connect the variables, list the terms, sketch the diagrams, project the path, anticipate the obstacles, find ways around or ways through. All in your mind.
Notes and sketches are useful, but they should be secondary. Start with the mind. Visualize entirely in the head and without uttering a word out loud. Only after should you look to other mechanisms.
Let your first mechanism be only the mind.