The idea of life being a journey or of journeying towards maturity is a large part of spiritual discipline.
There is the hero’s journey as he (or she) discovers the meaning of life, overcomes challenges and reaches autonomy.
In addition there is the journey as depicted by the major arcana in the tarot which illustrates the main processes that the incarnate soul (living being) goes through in the search for spirituality.
The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.