I wrote this Wednesday, July 14, 2010… But I thought it comes in as true today as it was back then, so I wanted to share it once more.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Anonymous

This is exactly what motivated me to write this in the first place. When you are on the path of a ‘regular’ career, you kind of know what to expect ahead. There are some surprises along the way, pleasant and not so pleasant, but you can start as a mail boy and get to be the big boss, right? A winding road, but a road nonetheless.

When you decide to step aside the rat race, and see life eye to eye, ask yourself what motivates and revitalizes you, what would you do with your life if you didn’t need the money…and you come up with an answer like “I want to help others,” “I want to heal myself and help others heal,” “I want to work on my soul,” “I want to foster whatever brings Light to this world…” you know, anything related to the spiritual path, then you are at a place of “no maps.”

Well, you have your soul map, and that is more reliable than any career, university or big company map, but… do you know how to read it? Do you even know where to find it!!

Luckily, when you trust that map is there, when you trust you are being guided, and let go of the tension and the smothering NEED to know it all beforehand, to control every little tiny detail, then the map comes to light, even if it is only through small, vanishing glimpses…

Source: Golden Compass, by Annarack

At least you know it is there. Whatever brings warmth to your heart, whatever lights your passion up, whatever sparkles your creativity, and brings tears of joy to your eyes… that’s the Universe speaking softly to you in its unique language. Those are the bits and pieces of your new road, the golden compass to your soul map.

Your intuition, your dreams are the beacons guiding you through the darkness. Follow through with them, and expect miracles to come your way. Of course it is scary to move forward not knowing where you are going, but the beauty of this is you don’t need to be aware of the destination for this to work. Rather, you should allow the flow to guide you to places yet unknown, for the Universe has this amazing way of surprising us with rewards higher than the ones we even imagined to have!

Originally published at The Joy Connection.

Originally published at medium.com