/Can we answer our own questions through our daily meditations? And if so, how can we tell if the answer really comes from the heart or the soul, as opposed to the mind?/
Any question you have can be answered during your meditation or at the end of your meditation. If you go deep within, you are bound to get an answer. But when you get an answer, you have to determine whether it is coming from the soul or from the mind. If it comes from the heart or the soul, then you will feel a sense of relief and peace. At that time no contradictory thought will come to negate the answer. But if the answer does not come from the heart or the soul, then the mind will come to the fore and contradict the idea you have received.
Messages that come from the mind will have no certainty in them. This moment the mind tells you one thing; the next moment the mind tells you something else. '1'his moment your mind will tell you that I am a very good man; the next moment your mind will say, "No, he is very bad." But the heart always offers the same message. When you sit down to meditate in the morning, it gives one message. In the evening when you meditate, you will get the same message from the heart.
If you get an inner message to see somebody-let us say your boss-you will simply go and sec that person. But if the message comes from the mind, before you see him there will be many questions in your mind. Then, if you finally do sec him and the result does not come out according to your satisfaction, you will curse yourself and say, "No, it was not the right thing to do. I got the wrong message."
But if the message comes from the soul, you will have tremendous conviction, and you will take both success and failure with equal satisfaction. While you are executing the message, you will not expect anything in your own way; you will not expect that your boss will be pleased with you or will do something for you. You will just do it, and whether the result comes in the form of success or failure, you will feel that you have done the right thing.