The Sage is saying that it is important to take a step back and simplify your thoughts right now. Spend some time alone in quiet contemplation, meditate and above all, keep away from chaotic energies and people. Do not allow yourself to be pulled into other people's dramas. This can be quite tricky, as it can appear that you are being remote, or cold...but The Sage reassures you that this course of action is, in actual fact, the most beneficial for everyone concerned.
By doing this, you will deepen your understanding of the situation, see things more clearly and this deep consideration will lead to refined judgment, rather than emotion-based reactions. You will then know how best to handle the situation, or even if it is time to let go and move on.
Above all, you will find within you, the ability to do whatever it is you need to do with love, compassion and mercy.