Listening For Guidance
The Practice of Spontaneous Wisdom
When you experience yourself in stillness, you will intuit a new way of using your mind. You will be
taught - from within the stillness - how to receive moment-to-moment inner guidance during the
day from the Infinite Mind, and you will be given individually pertinent spiritual teachings.
These are two valuable and practical themes because with inner guidance and spiritual insight, you
can know with certainty the most appropriate thing to do at any given moment in your life. Inner
guidance is the means of right action. It is how you can know what to do. It is your deepest
knowing made conscious. And as you learn to trust and make use of this faculty, it can become
your decision maker. The more experience you have with it and the better you get at utilizing the
information available to you, the more convinced you'll be of just how wonderful an attribute of
mind this actually is. Listening for guidance is the technique of spontaneous wisdom.
The spiritual teachings you'll receive from within your silent mind will be the source of new meaning
in your life, revealing to you lift's inherent meaning. Spiritual teachings are communications of
truth about the way things are. They will answer your conscious and unconscious questions
concerning the nature of who you are and how the world works. Inspiring and guiding you in your
thought, speech, and behavior, they will come in the form of clarifying insights and sudden
inspirations, creative ideas, intuitive knowings, life circumstances, people and situations, hunches,
premonitions, desires, attractions, and spontaneous impulses. Spiritual principles will then no
longer seem foreign or irrelevant, divorced from daily life, and they will no longer be gleaned from
books and teachers only. The teachings, taught from within, will he pertinent to you and your life.
They will make sense to you, meaningful sense.
As this happens, life takes on a growing significance. You begin to understand and appreciate in a
totally new way the fact that your life is indeed absolutely worthy of your fullest attention. And as
you give it the undivided attention it deserves, moment by moment by moment, your life will
become increasingly interesting. Remember, it's difficult to be interested in something if you are not
paying attention to that thing. You may be listening to the most beautiful sonata in the world, but
you won't know until you give it your attention and listen, if you
with it, do yoga with it,
become one with it. As you do this with your life you will feel young again, renewed, refreshed,
regenerated, optimistic, confident, secure, at peace .
.. and you will experience authentic happiness.
That is, happiness without guilt.