Make Choices That Reveal Your Deepest Dreams!

I carried this notion for most of my life that enlightenment would be this place of incense and bells where serenity and bliss was the order of the day.

More and more I am accepting this notion as a fantasy.

The spiritual path is a worthy pursuit, but there is a reason why it is called “the road less traveled.”

And the notion that finding some peaceful state or place outside of ourselves only keeps us on an endless search to nowhere.

I was an expert for most of my life at searching for something outside of myself to make sense of all the confusion. It drove me to the four corners of the earth as a younger man as I attempted to escape from me and find some external fix.

However, my attempts at escape never filled the emptiness inside and the people I looked up to, to lead me out of bondage, always failed me.

I am finally grappling with the wonderful truth that I alone am responsible for my spiritual well-being and there is no place far enough away on earth to escape from me and my unique responsibility to make that Journey Home.

There is no guru I can turn to, to expedite my journey or eliminate the uncertainty and the feelings I must feel along the way. I alone am called to do the work, walk the hard yards, and stay committed when the hand of uncertainty urges me back to the comfort of nowhere.

Taking this journey will not eradicate all fear and negative feelings from my life and lead me to the Nirvana I have always longed for. By stretching the limits of our comfort zones and taking risks outside of the known, we are likely to push up against even more fear and emotion than ever.

The good news is we can never be separated from Source anymore than we can be separated from the pull of earth’s gravity which stops us from spiraling off into space.

Each one of us is a unique expression of Source. It follows therefore that each one of us is Source expressing itself as us. And this is why we are called to let Source have Its way in our lives.

The great realization is that we are the expression of Source right where we are at this moment in time, along with all our feelings and emotions.

Although it may be a stretch to embrace “Source as us,” that is exactly the truth we need to embody as we Journey Home to Self and Inner Divinity.

“Source in you,” is the higher level of consciousness we are called to so that we can live self-actualized lives.

There is a larger purpose for our existence than we are currently aware of. There is a reason and meaning for our lives that is greater than ourselves.

The “road less traveled” requires us to accept our Inner Divinity. (Click to tweet) It is then that Source can flow in our lives to support our dreams and goals.

Each one of us has unimaginable potential for change and the ability to make choices that reveal our deepest dreams.

Much Love & Welcome Home,



Ryf Van Rij is a coach and creator of The Daily Way Home. Connect with Ryf via Facebook and Twitter.

  • Ines

    Exactly what I needed; the gentle push required to relinquish all that no longer serves a higher purpose in my life, and the validation that the longest but most rewarding trip we can take is into ourselves.
    Be blessed

    • The Daily Way Home

      Thanks Ines,

      At the end of the day the only person we can hope to change is us.

      And cominmg home to our authentic selves is the target of pesonal growth.

      Peace Be the Journey,


  • Lucia

    Thank you for this post in a time of need. I’m forever on the path less travelled but have some serious heartfelt challenges that came to light while on this journey, so I know the work that I have to do at this time is that, some days this path can be more solemn and I’d rather stay in the light, fun moods but it is what it is.

    • The Daily Way Home

      Pushing just beyond the limits of our comfort zones is where the true gold is.

      There will be levity once we get there.

      I know what you mean about the intensity. Its a gift and an irony that a mind that has opened to new ways can never regain its former shape.

      We need to grieve our old selves and champion the new.

      I honor your journey.


      • Lucia

        Thank you, Ryf 🙂

  • Ryf this is such an awesome message. Thank you so much for sharing! This line resonated strongly for me “there is no place far enough away on earth to escape from me and my unique responsibility to make that Journey Home”. Definitely sharing this blog with others. Thanks again. Bernadette 🙂

    • The Daily Way Home

      Thanks Bernadette for supporting my Purpose of growing and sharing.


  • Bella

    Thank you! As always this a message hits home, and stirs the deepest parts of my soul.

  • Andrew

    I have never thought of myself as a guy in search of enlightenment or on a spiritual journey. I have always thought of myself as someone just getting on with life.

    In life, however, I have never found anyone who could help me in times of trouble. When my heart was sore or when I had been dealt a tough blow or lost a loved one, lots of people offered support and love and tried to help, but in the end, no one seemed to make me feel better – not even my wife of 20 years was able to assist when i lost my father last year.

    It struck me quite profoundly when I read this post that it was describing exactly my circumstances. The words; ” I alone am responsible for my spiritual well-being” followed up with: “I alone am called to do the work, walk the hard yards, and stay committed” made me realise that I am connected to Source and I should consider myself fortunate in this. No one else has ever been able to assist me because I have everything I need for assistance plugged into myself. How amazing is this?
    For years, I have helped others and made everyone else feel better and given comfort and aid. It has been somewhat of a letdown to me that I have never got this from anyone else and now I know why. I will walk a lighter step today taking comfort in the fact that not only am I connected to Source but I am one of the lucky ones who understands and knows this!

  • David H. Breaux

    Hello Ryf,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the wisdom regarding Source. As it has been said, God=Guru=Self.

    With compassion,
    David H. Breaux

  • Fé Avouglan

    wow wow wow! thank you!!