How to Find the Guru Within You

Our Wellbeing Expert, Sam Sargent, shares her five favourite ways to get in touch with her inner voice.

I watched an interesting documentary the other night, called Kumaré. It was hilariously funny, on one hand, due to the sharp truth it contained about 'self-made gurus'. But it was also brilliantly heart-warming, thanks to the integrity of the message, which was to trust the guru within you.

So how do we do this? How do we find our inner guru, especially when it’s all too easy and convenient to look for answers from someone else? Handing over our power to have blind faith in another takes away a lot of the responsibility from our life, doesn't it?

Have we lost touch with our inner voices that we no longer have the ability to know what is true for ourselves? Or have we forgotten that our body knows in an instant what it requires to ‘get better’ and thrive?

From my own experience, this is what I've found to be universally true - irrespective of your age, sex, nationality or belief system: no one knows what is better for you, than you.

If you are at a crossroads in life or experiencing any unease in your body, mind or being, then the single most important and helpful thing you can do for yourself, is to get in touch with that voice inside of you. Sure, there are facilitators that can assist you, (and I’m the first to jump at the opportunity to seek their help), and I love gathering information and inspiration in books and on the internet, but most of the time I remember to ‘check in’ with my inner voice before taking on their recommendations. And when I don’t, that’s when things don’t fall perfectly in to place. 

If you’re keen to get more in touch with that inner voice inside you, here are my five favourite ways:

1. Meditation

Quietening the mind for 10 – 30 minutes each day to be present and still, helps to clear the clutter from my brain.

2. A Moment of Me Time

Gifting myself 15 minutes at the end of each day just for me. I love to use my Be genki oils during this time as I find they help me to become more aware of how I interact with my body, and the way in which I talk to myself. It’s a beautiful opportunity to practice kindness and self-acceptance towards myself.  

3. Listening to David Bailey’s beautiful transformational music

The first time I heard David Bailey play I was in tears. The melody touched my heart and soul in such a profound way, it was as if each note was transforming a part inside of me. He has CDs and Mp3s for self-healing, balancing yin and yang, coping with birthing, inner peace, freeing yourself from blockages and so much more. 

4. Using vibrational colour on a day-to-day basis via Aura-Soma

I like to choose colours to apply to my body based on what jumps out at me. While it’s seductive to read all about what colour means what, it’s a trap. It’s best to leave your thinking mind at the door with this incredibly beautiful colour system, and apply the colours that vibrationally call out to your body and being. 

5. Reminding myself that the more ‘I know’, the less ‘I know’

It’s easy to delude ourselves into thinking that if we read more books or attend more courses then our point-of-view is more true than someone else who hasn’t made those choices. But all it really means is that we had the discipline to read or attend those things. I like to remain in a constant state of wonder, and open to new possibilities no matter where they come from. Being willing to look at different points of view and questioning everything to see if it is still ‘true for me’ on a moment by moment basis.

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