Last summer at training when I was very open, I heard intentional communities is your golden path. At the time, I had no idea what a golden path was, but the image I saw in my mind was of a winding golden path that looked similar to the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz. I consulted Lord Google and discovered that the golden path is a Daoist term that refers to living your life according to your true nature.
Aligning all aspects of your life with your true nature is a direct route to happiness. How many aspects of your life do not seem natural to you? If you are going to a job you hate, then that is a sign you are out of alignment and not following your golden path. How do you figure out your golden path?
Consider what your practical skills are and write them down. Now think more broadly and look at what are your esoteric skills. The ones you would probably not write down on a resume. For me, I am a connecter and bridge builder. Finally, add into the mix what are your passions?
Many people believe they have to earn a living following their passions. Your passion may only be one aspect of your golden path. Usually, we can see only one tiny piece of the larger puzzle, but we grab onto it and run with it before the greater vision can be developed. The authentic Self has many aspects. It is important to not disown any one aspect. Any aspect we disown has power, but if we integrate all the pieces of the Authentic Self together, we have the power.
Sitting quietly in meditation, ask to be shown your golden path…..then, follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road….