There are two paths in life. One which will lead you to ruin and devour you in the relentless jaws of its narrowness, and one that will exalt you, and set you free to infinite paths. The noble and freeing path is the path toward enlightenment. There is no guide for the path of infinite paths, other than your own inner-guide, and your own awareness and quiet discernment.
The world is full of lost souls, who know not of themselves. They cannot see that it is impossible to be lost in the center; the center of themselves. Those who cannot see are often those who never really look, they are lost to themselves, and to themselves alone. Their eyes are closed on the edge of a frightening, wandering life. They have strayed, and have gone missing; missing to themselves — alone because they are without their own essential companionship. They meander in a low-grade panic to be found, and spend their entire lives looking for what they always had within themselves. To these lost souls life is an endless fight against the world.
Where some tire disrespectfully hacking and cutting their arduous path through life's forest, the Royal way maker sees the path already laid for them. Where others parish; hungry, depleted and spent on their journey — they walk amongst the bounty of the forest, which provides for them, nourishes them, and sustains them on their respectful sojourn. The path of force of will is narrow, where what you have cut becomes your confinement; a prison where you are jailed by the dimension of your swathes to force a way. At each step as you advance on the path of force of will, there is only retreat, or more force. It is a path to nowhere, but only a to path itself.
The path of cooperation is a path of infinite paths, where each step reveals yet another way. Those who walk on their path of destiny are never lost. The pathless path is the center-point of your inner-compass revealing an infinite fractal of degrees, where each step creates a new map and life charter. The Royal Way is a walk of authority and choice. You are the guideposts for which you have been looking. You are your own path; each step and footprint is your own landmark, and secure fortress of choice. Freedom, choice, and change is your mighty station of permanence and security. Each step is your estate and surety against life's perils and encroachments, for you are the master of your own estate.