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Quotes on Inner Guidance

Once you guide your mind, chanting the infinite truth and relating to the God consciousness within you, it settles you down for that state of mind to which you belong. 
5/12/74

Can you guide your life like a guiding star, self-propelled?
6/25/87

The Guru is like a compass: it will tell you where the North Pole is and where you are in relationship to it, but it will not take you there. It sets up a relationship between you and your infinite consciousness so that you can have that guidance to follow in your life.
-Kundalini Quarterly, Summer 1976

Intuition will always tell you what will protect you and what is best for you. Intuition is a guidance which will always be supported by the entire Universe and Mother Nature. 
7/20/94

“I, the self, call on my psyche to come in and show me the Infinity of my Creator and future and find me the facts.” That's the basis of intuition. That's the most wonderful divine in you.
3/8/95

Whenever you want the answer to something, you have to call your own computer. Just stop yourself. And in the click of moments, your own self will talk to you.
2/21/78

As long as your emotions, your feelings, your attachment, your greed guides you, your consciousness will not guide you. 
4/2/95

The practice of the Nam always keeps you away from the state of mind which is called orphan mind—mind which has no guide, no guidance.
5/12/74

Inner consciousness is an excellent tool given by God for guidance. Inner consciousness is the blessing of God which can take you right away from the animal fear nature of your own ego to your higher consciousness.
3/29/82

Why do we need intuition? We need it every moment because we want to know. If we don't know, we have to hustle. And all our precious life is wasted in hustling. Are you even enough to survive against every odd? There is only one way to do it. You must have your own intuition, and your spirit must talk to you.
4/24/91

When the real inner voice or the consciousness talks to us, we act with faith, with spirit.
3/29/82

I am teaching you that if you can learn the everlasting impact of your inner voice, you shall be talking to God all the time and be normal and happy. 
7/1/87

You can only act with faith if you hear the inner voice of your higher consciousness, the elevated self.
3/29/82

When you take guidance from everybody, it awakens you to the point that then you start taking guidance within you. And that guidance is not environmental and circumstantial. That guidance is infinite.
6/25/87

Remember, when you fail or you want to fail, at that time there is only one thing. Try to relate to your inner power, inner voice, the truth, the reality in you. Listen to it.
3/30/82

If the inner voice speaks to you and you cannot interpret it and speak it in the outer voice, your life is useless. All problems in life come because when the inner voice speaks, the outer voice cannot interpret. Our brain is not trained to interpret it.
7/1/87

All souls have not yet completed the realms to reach the state that they can have their own constitution to guide themselves. That is why we get together and create an environment to do that. We call it Satsang.
5/12/74

If you can hang on with your empty mind for eleven minutes, then you can use your mind for direction. If you can have your mind with you for fifteen minutes, you can compute every consequence of your life through any sequence with your own mind.
2/21/78

Not experiencing your own mind and your own discipline and your own wisdom within you, your life is as hollow, shallow and empty as you can name it. You are just a can.
6/25/87

If you know how to hear your inner voice, you will always make it. It will always tell you where wealth is, where health is, where happiness is. That inner voice tells you—not the outer voice. 
7/21/92

The more you experience your soul, the more you can merge in that Universality from which you came. That is why you have a Guru: so that you can know and experience your soul. It is the spirit of guidance that allows you to reach your destiny and become great.
-Kundalini Quarterly, Summer 1976

You need to hear your inner voice and trust it. Inner voice can be feeble but shall not be wrong. It is the consciousness in tune which tells you very humbly and musically what is going on. Please try to listen to it. Raise its volume; you will recognize it is yours. That's the beauty of the inner voice.
12/14/89

When you develop the sound current to listen to the sound within you, then that little feeble sound called intuition, the inner self, the core, the inner voice, is heard loud and guides you. That is the direct connection of the finite with infinity which guides you to eternal happiness.
7/5/90

Man without intuition is a man in the dark. You may have a candle; but if it’s not lit, it doesn’t mean a thing. I understand there are millions and millions of therapies and paths and religions and realities and individuals. But there is only one individual that is you. There cannot be any other. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do; nothing outside of you shall solve your problem.
4/4/95

Your own mind cannot be controlled and guided and give you support until it is brought to a discipline. 
6/25/87

The difference between a man and yogi is a man can listen to the sound of the soul, and a yogi cannot listen to anything except that sound. It's like an alarm, like a fire brigade. Guidance becomes absolutely intuitive, and every person has that capacity.
7/15/91

Man wants to know the unknown. It can come to you from your own inner voice. Your inner voice can become totally friendly and musical to you if the word of the Guru sits in your memory.
3/30/82

The ego is not a product of the ethers; it is a product of this Earth. It is a friend and companion to be taken on the journey; it is not the driver of the car. But that does not mean that the backseat driver will not try to drive.
-Kundalini Quarterly, Summer 1976

You do not have your intuition under your control. The divine guidance is not there. Whenever a man is guided by his ego, insult in the court of God is guaranteed.
4/24/91

You do not know how to listen to the silence. Therefore, you do not know how to listen to your intuition.
7/21/92

Some people say, "Oh, I can find the world on my own." Without Guru there is darkness in spite of all light. Without Guru there is no knowledge which you can achieve and practice. It is the self-guidance in experience which is the Guru, which takes you from darkness to light. 
1/7/90

Whenever you forget that you have the capacity to be a god, then you become disconnected from God, and it is very lonely and very painful. You lose touch with your guide, and you sink back into the quicksand. Without the guidance, there can be no self-determination. 
-Kundalini Quarterly, Summer 1976

There are many roads and there are many riders. All have their different speed, their different frequency and their different song. But as long as they walk into the vastness of Infinity they will make it. One only has to know whether one is being supervised by the voice of the soul or by the voice of one's own limited ego.
8/10/75

When ego will guide you, it will take you to a dead end and then you have to start all over again. They call it the cycle of Karma. 
 8/10/75

Prayer is the power, meditation is the guidance, and love is strength.
4/7/94

When the subconscious is clear, then through intuition the unconscious gives guidance that is very, very vast, divine, infinite, and real.
11/17/94

You are a soul. Soul has been given mind and body as vehicles. You need to know that Infinite, immortal soul in you—not through my words. You have to realize it. And any help by anything in this Universe which can make you realize that immortal, Infinite soul in you is a most willing help to you. That is the highest knowledge, that is the highest experience, that is the highest guidance. 
3/1/72

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan