When I first started on my spiritual journey, there were few people around who I felt i could talk to about this. Admittedly this was prior to the internet (early 1990s) but it was quite a lonely time. Lonely because I kept to myself, shared little with others and was so hungry for knowledge. I was also hungry for people I could converse with on all things spiritual.
I read as much as I could, following my intuition to books that opened my mind. There were many books I read during this time (and continue to now).
I was fortunate to meet someone through work, who was ahead of me on his journey. He lived interstate, so guided me when we spoke on the phone and met in person. I was insatiable for knowledge, so loved all the opportunities I had to talk with him. At that point in time, having this guidance was important to an inquiring mind like mine. It was also key for my spiritual journey’s progression.