Every human in this universe is enforced to fight many battles in life at various stages of his journey. These battles beget a lot of angst and compel a person to look for solutions.
“There’s a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen,” Rumi says. If one is able to truly comprehend, then many life battles can be won with the utmost ease.
Our inner voice, or the consciousness as it is known, communicates with us each moment, guiding us at every juncture of our life, and it depends entirely on us as to how soon we are able to sense this silent voice and are able to follow it. This voice does not speak words, but if we start acknowledging its presence, then we can clearly hear the message it wants to convey and can make it our guiding force. This awareness can brighten each moment in our lives in a way which is truly unthinkable.
The fact is that this eternal voice is there in every living as well as non-living being, but few are able to recognise it, and those few are truly fortunate because envisaging the presence of this eternal voice is not an easy task at all—one has to train and make oneself worthy of it. Coming to the stage where one is able to listen to this voice calls for immense devotion, faith and righteousness.
In life, we all are governed or influenced by the three modes of material nature—goodness, passion and ignorance. As long as we are only engrossed in the mode of passion and ignorance, we will not be able to reach the point of awakening. It is only through practice that we are able to upgrade ourselves to the mode of goodness and maintain that mode where we are able to listen to this internal voice. And the day this starts happening, we are on the right path—the one that takes us to our final destination, the abode of God that takes us out from the cycle of birth and death. Life becomes smoother by listening to this positive voice coming from within. We get correct guidance, which prevents us from taking wrong decisions and deters us from becoming a part of any conflict.
This voice brings us closer to God, making us strong and fearless. We are always cocooned in the shell that God creates for us in order to keep us away from any harsh situations. Living in the shadow of God is similar to living like a child who is totally dependent on the parents for all the needs and knows that whatever the situation may be, there will always be unconditional protection and support.
The Bhagavad Gita, verse 6.25 says, “Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else.”
Another verse, 6.23 says, “In the stage of perfection called trance, one’s mind is completely controlled. The stage is characterised by one’s ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, realised through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken even in the midst of greater difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.”
Hence, it is of utmost importance that one should make constant self-analysis and improvements in one’s conduct to reach the stage of recognising the internal voice, follow its directions and transform one’s life into a happy, ideal and fruitful one.
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