Although the unfurling realization of divine knowledge is often
figuratively described as "traversing the path", this analogy should
not be taken too literally. There is no ready-made road in the
spiritual realm. Spiritual progress is not a matter of moving along a
line already laid down and unalterably defined. Rather it is a creative
process of spiritual involution of consciousness, and this process is
better described as a "spiritual journey" than as the traversing of a path.
The journey is comparable in fact to a flight through the air, and not to
a journey upon the earth, because it is truly a pathless journey. It is a
dynamic movement within the consciousness of the aspirant that creates its
own path and leaves no trace behind it.
LISTEN, HUMANITY, 3rd ed, p. 157, ed Don E. Stevens
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