I walk ahead of you on the path. A few steps but it seems an eternity. Don’t worry I am here. It’s dark but you aren’t alone. I travel on ahead trying to find my way. My path is already begun, my journey underway. I know you are behind me, like so many others, and I want to help. But I can’t. It’s your journey, you have to find your own way.
It’s hard to move forward. The first steps are the hardest. You will fall. I won’t help you get up simply because I can’t. Only you can, only you know why you have fallen. Only you know when you are ready to get back up. You may need to rest for a bit, to simply lie down. Rest until you are able to stand. Stand until you are able to walk. Realize that each step is a success. When you fall, realize that everyone falls. Then start the process all over again.
The path is a lonely one despite the fact that many are on it. Some settle for abject darkness unwilling to move forward, not obstacles on the path, just part of the landscape. Others find an inner light to guide them forward. You will find your inner light, it takes time, but you will find it. Know that there are many others around you. You are only alone until you choose not to be.