Stephen Batchelor writes in Living With the Devil:

A path is created by clarifying one’s aims and removing what gets in the way of their realization. It is carved from commitment and opened up by letting go. It entails both doing something and allowing something to happen. A path is both a task and a gift. In exerting too much control, one inhibits its spontaneous unfolding. Whereas just by letting everything be, one loses sight of a guiding vision. The art of creating a path is to do neither too much nor too little.

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