When you understand this, it changes everything. It's easy to say, "oh yea! Great quote." In reality though, the scope of meaning here is so vast, it's hard to fathom.
It IS the path. Not part of the path. Not something to be avoided, prevented, or "worked through". The obstacle is not something to overcome. It is only to be navigated, with care and precision, as it is not actually an obstacle at all. It is only the path.