I'll give it a try. Make a fist with your right hand, and stick your thump out. Your fist is the router. You thumb is the bit. Now, orient "the router" and "the bit" against the wood so that your knuckles are on the side that's cutting the wood. You should move the router in the direction that your fingers are pointing, away from your knuckles.
Vic, do I have that right?
The important thing is (unless you are climb cutting and you know what you are doing), you are always pushing the router against the direction that it wants to go. Turn the router on, and gently move it against the wood. When the bit touches the wood it will try to move in one direction. Push the router in the other direction, against that force.