There are tricks and turns in life which allow stress and confusion to set accompany our journeys. We carry burdens and emotions which sometimes are too strange to share, but we bear them because they are important to us in some ways, as a part of the search of our own mysteries, into the woods, one step at a time, searching for the hidden power of those that guard and watch us so that we can deal with the obstacles that must be faced.
Not to be confused with introspection, the labyrinth which is devoted to our being is an escapade of beings and riddles which unfold before us like a living forest. There are living trees and shimmering lakes of solemnity, mystery and confusion, combining our secret wishes and addles. It is a world of entrapments and canivorous plants, in which we keep captive hearts and our most treasured secrets protected from the 'crueler' world.
There is a riddle which shares the title of this story. The answer to which is half way, because then you are walking out. A logician would say you can actually walk just a few steps and that would be a valid measure of walking into the forest. There are a number shadows that create a diabolic forest, ecstacy in one light and devouring in another, just like the lives we lead.
Sometimes we can get lost, so where is the best place to go? Staying still would not help a person lost in the woods, unless they were to signal for help. Should we believe we have failed for finding ourselves in an unknown predicament? The creatures of the forest often behave curiously and for an observer of a living world, they are not just food. Look at the ant hills built up before rain. Look at the directions the birds are flying, which plants the rabbits are eating, listen to the sounds of the forest, where is its heart?
When we are lost, there are things to guide us to our own understanding of the truth. To help us recognise an illusion, that we may find ourselves tangled (overly) in a (News)vine of doom encrouching on our lives, an addiction to something which is destructive, or listening to the wrong advice. So remember if you find yourself in the woods, you can only walk halfway in, if it gets too bad, it is not going to be all bad, you're probably just walking in circles.