🕉😀 How to trust yourself! A MUST WATCH! – Spiritual Teacher Adyashanti
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🕉😀 How to trust yourself! A MUST WATCH! – Spiritual Teacher Adyashanti

I want to start off with an e-mail from Jack. And Jack says this: I have listened to countless talks by Adya and Mukti , but I still seem to struggle with applying the teaching. I get the sense that it is because I can’t trust myself. And I’m not putting my full effort
into the practice in fear of deluding myself. Do we need to trust ourselves or do we need
to just trust in the consciousness you speak of? That’s a really good question,
because I do often say this to people: trust yourself! And what I really mean by ‘trust yourself’ … I don’t mean to trust in our conditioned self because we have all done that in our life and
it got us sometimes into difficult situations because that part
of our personality structure is so conditioned that it’s really hard to know what to trust about it or not. So, when I say ‘trust yourself’ … even though for some of you it will sound pretty abstract … What I really mean is to trust the spirit within you! It’s not the ego voice, it’s not the personality voice,
and neither is it separate from them. But essentially it’s not the ego or personality voice, but there is something inside that comes from stillness! And it’s not essentially intellectual,
not essentially thought driven. Sometimes we can receive guidance by the still, small voice. It’s like a little whisper in stillness, that just gives you the most simple guidance. It’s never a long explanation about anything. It’s usually very succinct, very brief,
and doesn’t justify itself or argue its point. The more ego-driven voice will often produce
a long series of analysis and it will justify itself if you ask:
how do I know if this is the voice to trust? And it will give you all sorts of
explanations of why it’s trustworthy or it might be saying that it’s untrustworthy. But the still small voice is like a gift of guidance
that comes from stillness, from the heart. And it doesn’t justify itself, it’s just like a little gift
and you take it or you leave it, you listen or you don’t listen. In my way of seeing all this,
I think that the still, small voice is actually the original form, or the deepest form of a word that’s not used that much today, which is our conscience. Our conscience is a learned conscience.
It’s learned through growing up,
through being socialised, our culture, family, friends, etc. It’s a conditioned conscience, which isn’t real conscience. It’s just a conditioned voice that tells you what you should or shouldn’t be doing. In psychology they would call it the ‘super-ego’,
sort of the parental ego. But the still, small voice is different from that,
it’s a different kind of conscience. It’s something that comes from a very quiet, still place. It doesn’t judge and it doesn’t say should or shouldn’t!
It’s just like a little gift of guidance! And so sometimes it rise as a still, small voice. More often than not,
the inner guidance of spirit isn’t really conceptual at all. Sometimes it will arise as sort of a still, small voice,
but more often than not … … the quickest way to access it is actually in your body, because our bodies are really good truth detectors. So, when we’re not in truth
– no matter what our mind thinks – our bodies will tend to have
some sort of contraction or uncomfortability. And often that is the underlying sense
of spiritual guidance or true conscience, a conscience that is not culturally derived,
but intuitively derived from stillness. And of course when we start out, often we don’t have
a really accurate sense of that at all. We may not sense it at all, because many human beings have been literally conditioned to not listen to that,
not even listen in a subtle way to their own bodies, much less the subtle guidance of the still, small voice. Most of us, as we grew up, were told to do
what society and up-bringing conditioned us to do … … with its kind of conscience or its sense of morality, which is not necessarily wrong,
but sometimes it can actually be misleading and sometimes it can actually go
against the intuitive, divine guidance. It’s a bit like achieving balance. You know when you learn to walk
or you learn to ride a bike, how do you learn balance, how do you learn how to walk? You don’t learn how to walk,
because someone tells you how to walk. You can’t imagine a parent saying
to their one-year old child: when you want to walk,
you first stand up and move your foot forward, etc. All this would be quite meaningless to a child. Basically, you just put him up on her feet and
you just say: Ok, try to walk. And the child will take one or two steps
and it will fall down, and you put him back on the feet and you say: give it another try, let’s try again. And then they start taking three steps before they
lose balance, and then four steps, and then five steps … And it’s not something you can figure out by thinking. So this is part of what it is to come
into our deeper sense of what is trustworthy which is really what we are talking about:
what’s really trustworthy inside. And part of it – at least for a while –
is trial and error. Just like learning to ride a bike,
or learning to walk, or walk on a tightrope it’s trial and error. You try it out,
you feel for that sense of what’s trustworthy and then in retrospect you’ll often be able to tell: ‘well, that ended up being really trustworthy’
or ‘no, I think I was kind of mistaken, or confused, deluded’ It’s just like falling down, then. But if you don’t get overly judgemental or afraid, you just pick yourself up and say: ‘The next time it’s relevant,
I’m going to see if I can listen to what to trust’ and maybe it will be on the mark
or it will be off the mark. But bit by bit you come to – almost like finding balance – … you hone in intuitively with what you can trust inside of yourself. It’s realizing that what we’re trusting in
is something more intuitive, quiet and non-insistent. You know, because what’s trustworthy
doesn’t have to be insisted, it doesn’t assert itself. It just presents itself. The voice of truth
just presents itself and we listen or we don’t listen. It doesn’t need to argue its point. Not only does it not need to argue
its point within you, it doesn’t need to argue its point with the people around you. It’s a very simple thing. So, different people have different backgrounds,
they grew up in different ways, they had different influences and some people
were literally taught to mistrust themselves. They have all the authority, all the guidance
placed outside of themselves. So, a lot of people were taught
to not listen to themselves. It’s very common in most cultures,
but it’s certainly common in Western cultures. It’s fairly rare that we’re actually really taught from a young age to find our way with what we can really trust,
with what’s really truthful inside. Usually all the truth is imposed from the outside. And that’s condition, judgements,
and ideas of what’s right or wrong, etc. So, don’t be afraid to just start to listen in a quiet way and also just to feel,
because it won’t always arise as words, sometimes it will be just a feeling
and when I say feeling I don’t mean an emotional feeling, because we can be deluded that way, too. We can have a real sense of righteousness
emotionally and mentally, but really be pretty deluded. It’s underneath the regular, conceptual mind,
it’s underneath the emotional -positive or negative – reactivity It’s a deeper, intuitive sense and feeling. And you just have to endeavor to start listening to it and then see when it’s seemed accurate and when it didn’t and that helps you hone in more and more
on what you can trust. Like anything in life
that we’re really going to learn deeply, is: we have to be willing to fail. We have to be willing to fail over and over again,
just like a child that learns how to walk
or learns how to ride a bike. You have to be willing to fall down! Otherwise you never get up on your feet again. And so discovering true trustworthiness inside yourself takes some real listening and trial and error and it’s not easily won because the conditioned mindset can be so strong
that it can often override it. But you find it by doing it, you find it by practicing it. And it really comes in handy. Beyond that I can’t really give a concrete plan,
because the reference at the end of the day can’t be something that you apply outside of yourself. It can’t be just a set of instructions. It’s a deeply intuitive process. Let me tell you this about the issue of trust: With the 14 years that I was with my teacher before she asked me to teach she rarely if ever gave me straight answers to any questions I brought to her and for a while that would make me … I didn’t like that … I wanted to get precise instructions. She would give guidance, but she would often say:
well, how does it seem to you? And then if I said something that didn’t seem on the mark, she said: well, maybe you could look at it a little more like this or from this point of view. She wasn’t telling me: this is the way it is.
But it was like: maybe you can look at it like this. She was helping me to find that balance
of what was trustworthy. And first it was unsettling, because,
I was like other people, where we want our references for what’s trustworthy and truth to be absolute. And we want a teacher to tell us:
do it this way, do it that way,
this is trustworthy or not trustworthy. But if that’s the way we approach it we never really find out
what’s trustworthy within ourselves. We never really find that out. And so that’s a really important part of our human development and certainly part of our spiritual development is really learning to listen in a deep, deep way.

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72 thoughts on “🕉😀 How to trust yourself! A MUST WATCH! – Spiritual Teacher Adyashanti

  1. Hi Aurelio, would you be able to post the video again without the music? I'm having a hard time picking up what he's saying with the music and I would love to hear him. I checked the link you posted below and the original video is no longer available. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for posting, though I must agree with the others that the music does not seem to agree with such talks.

  3. Why the stupid music? Words and pause is strong enough.

    But sure, the music test my ability to meditate on strong nuisances :p

  4. The introduction and this channel is a lovely gift of Divine expression. First time of listening to Adyashanti and it resonates within. 💚

  5. Does it not occur to people who post talks like these that if the speakers thought it was beneficial to have musical accompaniment during them they would have it to begin with?

  6. if the music is distracting you that much you will probably never be able to focus on a very very subtle intuitive guidance. shit, you're lucky you're not here , their are Sirens screaming, dogs barking and Mexicans shooting off fireworks or each other 😲

  7. What's trustworthy doesn't have to be insisted. It doesn't assert itself. It just presents itself. The voice of truth just presents itself. #Adyashanti

  8. yes still meditation. this inner space/place. repeat , if unable to get to this stillness , then go to 10 day silent retreat. love meditating💖

  9. It is impossible to listen to on headphones because of the music, such a shame. It would be nice if you could consider some of the views expressed here and post some videos without music. I am used to meditating with all sorts of sounds and distractions but this is not helpful here. In order to awaken, be at peace, we do not need further distractions/dilutions such as music, there are enough already :)!!

  10. Thank you Adya . Sorry about the socalled spiritual pictures and the music. Why do People. Want to distroy the talk with all that noise !

  11. is so sad that they have to put again a pretty sexy gild in meditation position, why can just a normal regular person women or men, a stop this stereotype people….hi is talking about something so beautiful and that picture is off place

  12. the music makes his words sound like a greeting card a bit…trust adyashantis voice, ! thats what this title should be….i am gonna trust myself on this one:)

  13. Thank you very much for posting this wonderful talks. It would be such a great bonus if he is speaking would be surrounded by silence come from the silence disappear back into the silence. A spiritual thing all by itself. My kindest attempt to say no background music.

  14. Great talk. So enjoy all his teachings. Background music is nice and soothing, complimenting Adya. Thank you!

  15. everything is one. there is no good or evil. there is nothing to mistrust. only patterns to reset. if your subconscious is negative, then you have to affirm it to positive. take control of your life and tell yourself that you are what you want to be and stay positive and have faith that it will happen when the time is right. when you worry about trusting the voice, then you are not trusting the plan. everything is one and everything is for a reason. spread love and be happy and you don't have to worry about anything

  16. this was really wonderful to listen to, thank you. I am at that place where inner quiet voice/intuition is guiding me to quit my job of all things, and it's a very good paying job. I've been on the inner truth – learning path for a while now and on one of the occasions where I've found myself without a job, instead of freaking out I decided to give it into God's / Intuitions hands and just sat peacefully in a kind of trusting way and so far the next door opens simply and without much effort on my own part, which is how I came into this good job I am now being prompted to move on from. but it's seems very scary to just let go, even though "I know" I'm being called to my next greater self understanding and experience; when it's the income that pays my way.
    I really enjoyed your share Adyashanti. Thank you. and blessings to you there always.

  17. Thank you master. Recently l even sleep with your teachings. I was away a few months. One of the things l missed a lot was the spiritual teachings of my gurus while away. You are one of people who positively changed my life. Hanks again.

  18. The answer to my long-term question, thank you for sharing and bless Adyashanti for being such a great bliss!

  19. If the music had a reason it would not be distracting but because it has no reason its just annoying as hell

  20. And all this time I thought this was God. I’ve been so lost and just a min ago I asked questions on a different video and I was feeling emotional and than this popped up and this is what I was asking about. I was scared to know if what I was feeling or thinking what was right and wrong, but I get it now so thank you. I guess thank you self for guiding me here I understand 👋😍

  21. Why do people get so distracted by the music and graphics? It’s really alright. Don’t bring it up as a problem. It just means you aren’t resting and absorbing what he’s saying. Not nearly as much as you think. If you were, those things wouldn’t bother you.

  22. This is what I’ve been practising. I 100% experience there’s no other trust that the one described in the video. ❤️ Thank you for stating it so clearly and simply.

  23. It seems to me that people tend to overthink everything. For me as long as a person is free from any habits that control them and are living simply and keeping a clean house and living within their financial means and treat others as they would want to be treated and to help people whenever the opportunity comes then that is really all there is to living a happy life. I think the trouble arises when we start thinking too much and try to figure everything out. As a side note who cares what the background music is like. If that's what your focused on you've missed the point completely.

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