the path

“Not I nor anyone else can travel that road for you, you must travel it for yourself.

It is not far is within reach.

Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land.

You are also asking me questions; and I hear you; I answer that I cannot answer, you must find out for yourself.

Now I wash the gum from your eyes and you must bear the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life. “

Excerpts from Whitman’s Song of my Self