“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you" -John 16:7 (NASB; '95)
"There is a way which seems right to a person,
But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 (NASB)
In Genesis 29:1, 1 Then Jacob went [briskly and cheerfully] on his way [400 miles] and came to the land of the people of the East. - The Amplified Classic Edition
After Jacob awoke from his dream, he realized God was with him in Bethel and praised Him with a surge of Holy energy as he journeyed to Paddan Aram, Harran where he would meet Rachel.
You posted while I was typing.... hmm..
I'll use the word "east" from the scripture you posted...
And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice [was] like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
[Ezekiel 43:2 KJV]