We need to wander into the forest within over and over again, to bring what we discover into the outer world, to hold on to it, to not turn away, to speak out for what we stand for.
And we need to enter the forest at the darkest place, at the place where there is no path.
Because, if there is a path, it’s not your path — it’s someone else’s.
It’s so easy to spend our lives following someone else’s path in the hope it will bring us healing or happiness or success.
But no one has ever lived your life before — there is no map to follow, no guidebook, no directions, no guaranteed destination.
There is only walking the path that calls you, one open-hearted step at a time.
And this path may not be the most practical or the most rational — and it probably won’t be the one society tells you to take.
But you will know it’s your path, because it will be the one that makes you feel the most alive.