"The obstacle is the path." - Zen proverb
Let that sink in and make your brain sizzle and hurt.
Hurt in a good way, in the way that Zen proverbs are supposed to make your brain burn, and your mind confused, so that you bypass your consciousness, so that you "live the layers, not in the litter," as poet Stanley Kunitz wrote.
That line, he said, came to him in a dream.
The obstacle is the path and the dream becomes the line.