Your Spiritual GPS

Navigation 101

In 2003 I had my first experience with a GPS navigation device. It was one of the early Garmin models, a $120.00 impulse buy at a local Walmart that changed my life forever.

I remember how liberating it felt to never have to give or receive directions to anywhere, ever again. I had no idea how it worked, but it worked. No matter where I was in the world, this thing somehow knew exactly where I was and could get me from point “A” to point “B” at the push of a button merely by typing in a destination.

Today they are even more advanced. They can plan around traffic, avoid toll roads and even find a local Starbucks for the road weary traveler. I think one of the coolest features on my GPS is the “Home” button. Push it, and it will calculate the best route home from anywhere in the world.

Now imagine having a GPS for your spiritual journey. How might that work? Imagine a “Home button” for the soul. Just like a regular GPS, it would calculate a unique set of directions to take you home depending on you're exact location at that point in your journey.

In my case, for example, my spiritual GPS sent me down Christian Science Blvd for the first 12 years of my life. Then, after navigating me through some rough terrain in my teen years, it directed me to “Assembly of God” road where I traveled for a few miles.

Navigating Life

Occasionally, it sent me down side streets with names like “Hardship” road, “Depression” lane and “Alcohol” way. The scenery wasn’t all that great but it did make me appreciate the prettier parts of the drive all the more. 

That’s when I was directed to “Gratitude” Place and ultimately onto "Grace" Rd., the road I’m on now. It’s been a long ride with lots of twists and turns but thank God… I’m almost home.

About the Author Don Scott

Don Scott is a founding partner and senior writer for His topics are related to self-discovery, self-awareness, self-actualization and empowerment. His creative career spans over 30 years as a songwriter/producer, syndicated radio show developer/producer and independent video producer. His passion for "all things creative" set him on a quest to discover how the creative mind works. What he found was nothing less than astonishing. His blogs, articles and cutting edge brain hacking techniques are designed to not only supercharge your creativity… but to fundamentally change the way you see the world around you.

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