How awesome is that!
That line is found in the middle of a paragraph about sticking to what is right in front of us in the moment, having respect for the task at hand. In this meditation he describes, it's returning to the breath, coming back to it as often as is necessary, no matter how many times the mind wanders off. But I think the idea can be applied to anything and any moment.
Each moment has its own wisdom. It - Life, Presence, Reality - knows what It is doing! That's one of my favorite things to remind myself of! It is unfolding in every moment of every day without our help, without our opinions, and certainly without our permission. It just carries on. And no matter how we resist, or how vehemently we argue with what is actually occurring in every single moment, it cannot and will not change - it's impossible. Not that the so-called future won't be different - of course, it will be - but in the moment, What Is, is.
I find something very beautiful and reassuring about this. It kind of lets us off the hook. We don't have to try and manage everything ourselves. We don't have to have all the answers. It cuts down on the stress when we realize it's not necessary to go poking around in an imaginary future trying to guardedly anticipate some scary unknown. Yes, we can plan; we can do our best to prepare. But It will arrive just as it's supposed to with its own intelligence, revealing to us what is needed in the moment.
It lets us know what's up