Stepping forward does not mean that you advance, it simply indicates that you took a step in the direction you were aiming. Think on that.
When we move it should not be presumed that we’ve advanced. How does one gain the advantage of movement? What determines if life giving motion gives momentum?
How many times have you moved only to be in the same place. The same state of mind. The same precarious position? Life.
I imagine that you have wonder in the advancement of development how fast and unassuming life has become. Not that you have not valued the encounters or even being on the Journey, but subtlely have questioned the obvious, Why?