A novice hiker strayed from the pack of other hikers. As the afternoon waned into evening, he sat nervously, huddled at the bottom of a mountain, hoping someone would come and save him. It got cold and windy, and he hunkered down trying to protect himself from the harsh weather.
A rugged looking mountain man came down from the top of the mountain, came upon the scared hiker, and advised him that it would be wise to climb up the mountainside to look around and see if there was any chance of finding his way home before night fell. He offered to escort him.
The novice hiker accepted the mountain man’s help, and shortly thereafter, they were high enough up the mountain, that the novice spotted a campfire less than a half a mile away in the valley. He rushed to the campfire site to find the other hikers, all warm and cozy, eating toasted marshmallows.
Life is generous. It won’t let you down. It will send you the perfect guru. But you’ve got to be willing to get up and climb the mountain if you’re to see the light.