Vishen Lakhiani & Gerard Adams on How to Trust Your Intuition & Become the Architect of Your Own Life

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Summary: In this premiere episode of Leaders Create Leaders by Gerard Adams, learn how Vishen used intuition to turn Mindvalley into a global movement.


The Photocopier

In a complex world, the human urge to blend in has become increasingly strong. The temptation is to follow the crowd, and as uninspiring as it may sound, most of our life stories become carbon copies of what other people have already written.

Imagine a giant photocopier. The original page represents our ancestors who were born hundreds of years ago. Each copy, identical, throughout the generations. Your grandparents, your mother, your father, your siblings, YOU.

So, is this what you really want?

Imitating the lives of those who came before us, or at least achieving what is expected of us, is low-risk, honorable, rewarded, and almost nostalgic. But it’s also potentially soul-crushing. It often leads to us waking up in our mid-forties unable to recognize ourselves in the mirror, thinking, ‘What the hell have I done with my life?

But it doesn’t have to be this way. As difficult as this decision may be, there is always another choice.

Becoming the Architect of Your Own Life

We can go from being imitators to true artists of our lives; architects who deliberately build their realities from scratch despite overwhelming cultural and social conditioning.

This, as you’d expect, is NOT the easy option.

You may not know where to begin. Your family may not bless you. You may not succeed.

But there’s something that could help.

Gerard Adams and Vishen Lakhiani at Mindvalley HQ Kuala Lumpur
Vishen Lakhiani and Gerard Adams at Mindvalley HQ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Unlocking the Power of Intuition

If you’ve ever been in a really sticky situation with no black or white solution, you’ve more than likely been given a simple piece of advice:

Follow your gut’.

That’s what we’re referring to when we speak of intuition. It’s that nagging feeling you get in the pit of your stomach guiding you to ‘go this way’, ‘go that way’, ‘avoid that person’, ‘approach him’, ‘smile at her’, ‘take that course’, ‘WOAH, DON’T DO THAT’.

You get the picture.

According to Intuition Guru and CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani, intuition is anything but woo-woo. It’s an invaluable weapon of mass consciousness and your very best ally when it comes to making the decisions that are best for you. Not the decisions that come from your mother, your partner, your boss, or your cultural conditioning, but the decisions that are directly inspired by your soul. (If your intuition is calling you to do so, click here! Vishen has an incredible Masterclass to teach you how to tap into your intuition, and it’s free).

Unfortunately, listening to our intuition and our soul’s calling isn’t always supported by our cultural and social conditioning. This is what Vishen refers to as…

The Culturescape

Welcome. You’ve been here all your life, but you’ve probably never been fully aware of it.

If you’re a fan of the 1999 blockbuster hit ‘The Matrix’, you’ll get where we’re going with this.

Cultures vary in every continent, country, and city of our world, but no matter where you are there are rules and norms which are specific to your area. That’s the Culturescape. Those cultural beliefs aren’t all bad, but some of them are without a doubt NOT your truth and simply won’t work for you when creating the life your soul is begging for you to live.

Vishen refers to these limiting cultural norms as ‘Brules’, aka, ‘Bullsh*t Rules’.

Want to know a secret society doesn’t want you to know?

Buying into the Culturescape and its golden Brules is a personal choice.

To help you understand the Culturescape a little further, here a few examples of some Brules you may have already adopted:

  • You must go to college to get a well-paid job.
  • You need to get married and have 2.5 children. 
  • Divorce equals failure. 
  • Women should be domestic goddesses.
  • If you happen to be a man, you must be strong and stoic (crying is weak).
  • Religion is not something you can ever change.
  • You have to get on the property ladder.
  • You must be toned, well-groomed, and blemish-free to be beautiful.
  • Making lots of money is essential for happiness. 

Sound familiar? It may well be that some of these rules work for you, and that’s okay. But if you’re finding yourself getting sweaty palms and are feeling increasingly uncomfortable with the concept that someone or something else has dictated the course of your life, read on.

If you want to break free from the Culturescape, the first step is to start questioning it (congratulations, you just have!).

The next step is to tap into your intuition to discover what you actually want from your life and what your true calling is.

Channeling Your Inner Alpha

If you’re thinking of a silverback gorilla right now (or a narcissistic male of any species banging on his chest), you’re barking up the wrong tree.

That’s NOT what we mean. This magical chemistry has nothing to do with gender…

What we’re referring to is the language of your intuition – your Alpha Brainwave State.

Once you tap into Alpha, you tap into intuition. And once you tap into intuition, there’s no Culturescape on Earth that can stop you.

Reaching Alpha State takes a little practice, but once you get there, not only does it become incredibly easier and faster, but it also becomes your number one tool when making big decisions. It can become your number one source of innovation too.

The highly successful American entrepreneur and host of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu says that 80% of all of his business and personal ideas come from his daily intuition-inducing Alpha meditations. He calls it his ‘think-a-tation’.

When you tap into your inner Alpha, you’re giving your intuition the microphone, the spotlight, and the time to speak. Your job?

Start listening

Got a good gut feeling about experiencing Alpha and tapping into your intuition? Vishen did too. That’s why he’s created his best-selling Quest, The Silva Ultramind System. You can watch the first lesson completely for free.

Watch the First Lesson of the Silva Ultramind System Quest

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Amy White

Amy White

Amy White is the former senior editor of Mindvalley with a track record of over 100 personal growth articles and published books collectively. When she's not writing, she's probably in a downward-facing dog chanting Om Shanti.
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Amy White

Amy White is the former senior editor of Mindvalley with a track record of over 100 personal growth articles and published books collectively. When she's not writing, she's probably in a downward-facing dog chanting Om Shanti.
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