Within you is a small still voice- present not only to light your way but to guide you on your authentic path, lovingly, unconditionally. Here is what your inner voice would like you to know:
“You are everything! Present in everything! You are the shooting star, the rose bud, the rainbow, the tree roots, the baby, the old man, kitties rolling around, the first sprig of the leaf emerging in spring, the sunset, the sunrise, the snake, the mosquito and the grass blade. You are the dolphins frolicking in the ocean, the seaweed, the lion, the strawberry and the pancake.”
“You are a poem, a masterpiece, a one-of-a kind painting, the music notes and concert itself. You are everything.”
“You are what you are seeking for.”
“I am present always to remind you of your true nature (tun jot saroop hain), to accept you as you are and to gently but fiercely remind you of who you are when needed by reminding you of your wholeness, even when you forget. I am here to heal whatever wounds you may have accumulated on your journey. I am here to help you forget everything you think you lack, any hurt you might have suffered.”
“There is however one requirement.”
“You have to have the conditions in which you can hear me. How else will you get the guidance that will elevate you? How else will you recall your own radiance? I can’t help you if you don’t listen. You see, the noise – the constant chatter of your mind drowns me. I am here for you always but you have to find ways to hear me. Meditation, Cultivation of Silence, Solitude, becoming an Introvert, avoidance of unnecessary sensory stimulation (social interactions off and online ones) are just some ways that really help. I guarantee you that once you start hearing me others can come and go, I can love you so fully that you need nothing. So, to create space for me, your inner voice, to come through, set the intention to tune into it, don’t let your mind take over. Breathe into it.”
“Oh, a last reminder, I am not a part of you – I am you. I am the you that is not a part, the one who can love all of your precious, messy, scared wounded parts, no matter how unacceptable you may judge them to be. I love you unconditionally. Give it a shot, try coming closer, listen…hear me – you are beautiful, complete and all love.”
“Psst – sometimes I am known as Intuition.”
Gurbani also advices us about what learning to listen to the inner voice can do for us:
The golden voice within utters softly, sending signals – both outer and within for you to pay attention to it. It implores to you -are you listening?
There is a story that goes something like this:
An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
Which wolf are you feeding?
With so many enticing stimuli drawing our attention outward, most of us have lost touch with our ability to connect inward. Listening for your inner voice is like training a new muscle. It won’t happen overnight, but if we make a consistent effort to hone it, the stronger it will become—like a tuner tuning into the right frequency. By cultivating present moment awareness, by practicing mindfulness in all activities, by following a healthy diet, exercising and surrounding ourselves with like-minded spiritual seekers and by meditating we can learn to tune in to the right wavelengths. With meditation, we can find stillness and it is here we finally meet our true self, the one whispering to us all these years.
DHAN GURU NANAK! DHAN GURU NANAK!
DHAN DHAN DHAN SADH JAN!
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