When my world has been best it has been because I was driven by my soul and not my mind. I was able to see the signs that were provided for me with a clarity that my mind will never have. It is like time slows and I can see everything from a higher plane, no matter how brilliant my mind, it will die with this vessel that I am currently occupying. My soul however will be here forever no matter who I am in life or death my soul will be the same force then that it is now and it is my compass through places my mind cannot imagine how to navigate, my soul has some miles on the tires.
The mind is the playground of idle chatter and rather than helping you along the route it will keep you driving in circles, you will drive and drive, before finally becoming conscious and aware that you were going in circles, repeating routes and patterns that your mind learned and ones that you can feel your soul trying to avoid. The soul is our own personal compass always pointing us in the direction that we need to be going, but many do not follow the soul we follow our minds. Our minds tell us we need this and we need that, but the soul seeks purpose it seeks a feeling, not places or things to make us happy the soul seeks energy and a connection between two living things, it is the only way that we can grow and the only way that energy can be passed on.
The mind has messed up things for many would be soul mates, I am sure. It is said in some circles that what will be will be, however we have more power over the outcomes of what will be than we seem to want to take responsibility for when things go wrong. The truth is the minute you begin navigating the world with your mind and not your soul, you will find yourself lost and it will be the fault of no one but you.
You know what you feel and you feel the pull of your soul in one direction or another, however the mind thinks it knows best and you get on the route that it takes you and before you know it you are lost in a totally different place than where your soul had led you to go. I let go of conventional wisdom and what should be according to others, I do what I feel and follow the signs that I see without fear from the scenarios that can be painted in the mind, because the truth is the only place that those scenarios have happened are the mind.
Life is like a Sunday evening drive, If you cruise and live in that very moment you will see things along the ride that will amaze you and even the parts of the route that may seem familiar can provide you something new to see when you look well enough. Life is about the experience, it is about the ride. Speeding may get you along the route faster, but then you miss everything that was beautiful along the way and that is not living. Living is dreaming, living is loving, and living is driving down the route that you are on because if feels right, if you start to worry about where you are going too much or the price of gas, you are out of tune with everything that your soul is about.
Ride with the wind, play in the sun, and sleep under the stars.
Carl The Muse.