Intuition Leads You to Yourself


Intuition is the still, small voice inside. It is continuously giving us hints, all we have to do is become silent enough to feel our way.

“Intuition is in some ways like instinct, in some ways absolutely unlike instinct; in some ways like intellect, in other ways absolutely against intellect. So you will have to understand, because it is the subtlest thing in you.

“Intuition is like instinct because you cannot do anything about it. It is part of your consciousness, just as instinct is part of your body.

“You cannot do anything about your instinct and you cannot do anything about your intuition. But just as you can allow your instincts to be fulfilled, you can allow and give total freedom to your intuition to be fulfilled. And you will be surprised at what kinds of powers you have been carrying within you.

“Intuition can give you answers for ultimate questions – not verbally but existentially.

“You need not ask, ‘What is truth?’ Instinct won’t hear, it is deaf. Intellect will hear but it can only philosophize; it is blind, it can’t see. Intuition is a seer, it has eyes. It sees the truth – there is no question of thinking about it.

“Instinct and intuition are both independent of you. Instinct is in the power of nature, of unconscious nature, and intuition is in the hands of the super-conscious universe, the consciousness that surrounds the whole universe, the oceanic consciousness of which we are just small islands – or better, icebergs, because we can melt into it and become one with it.

“In some ways intuition is exactly opposite to instinct.

“Instinct always leads you to the other; its fulfillment is always dependent on something other than you.

“Intuition leads you only to yourself.”

0sho, From Misery to Enlightenment, Talk #4