How Do You Know You Are On The Right Path?


How Do You Know What Dream, and What Job Belongs To You? 

Here’s a Clue: “You are Not in a Position to Betray Yourself,” states spiritual leader and teacher, Carolyn Myss, in a sit down with Oprah Winfrey for her series, Super Soul Sundays. 

If you are wondering what to do next, questioning whether or not that job, that dream, that person is for you, Carolyn Myss encourages us to check in with ourselves and tune in for the following:

1. You Know You Are on the Right Path When:

  • You don’t feel like you have to compromise who you are.
  • Your decision feels right.
  • That job, person or dream isn’t costing you your power.
  • It isn’t costing you your psyche.
  • It isn’t costing you your soul.
  • You don’t feel confused on some deep level.
  • You are not drained.
  • You can be tired after a long day at work, but you are not drained.
  • You are busy, but you don’t feel like you are losing your life.

2. Are you betraying yourself? Is your sense of integrity compromised?  

If you are not feeling valued, respectfully treated or fairly compensated; If there is an uneasiness within you that keeps circling its way back, pay attention. These are signs that you are you losing yourself, and betraying yourself on some level.

You Know You Are On the Right Path When You Are No Longer Interested in Looking Backwards

3. What is the difference between betraying yourself and compromising?

Compromise is when, after careful thought, you conclude you are okay embracing a situation where everything isn’t exactly as you want. Choices can either enhance or drain our spirit. In a healthy compromise you are not drained. You willingly meet someone, or some situation, half way.

You intentionally make concessions without losing your power. 

If you have compromised yourself to the point that you feel depleted, you’ve undervalued yourself,” states Myss. 

4. Are you on a Detour or on the Path? You are off-roading when: 

You put up a front, and lie about your happiness.

You know you are in the wrong circumstance, but you are too afraid to leave it.  

You are making unwise choices and your intuition is trying to tell you so. 

Your life path begins to harm you.

5. How to Find Our Way Back?

We have an intuitive voice within us.

It is a loud and steady voice that never leaves us.

The problem, states Myss, it that it’s also the voice you don’t want to hear.

 It’s the fuel, the compass, the GPS that keeps us moving and turning the wheels of  our lives.

It’s also the voice that says that you’ve done everything you can. This is as far as I can go. Sometimes, it’s time to fold. Like Kenny Roger’s classic anthem, “The Gambler,” tells us,

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done”


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