“I don’t say anger is wrong, I say anger is energy — pure energy, beautiful energy. When anger arises, be aware of it, and see the miracle happen. When anger arises, be aware of it, and if you are aware you will be surprised; you are in for a surprise — maybe the greatest surprise of your life — that as you become aware, anger disappears. Anger is transformed. Anger becomes pure energy; anger becomes compassion, anger becomes forgiveness, anger becomes love. And you need not repress, so you are not burdened by some poison. And you are not being angry, so you are not hurting anybody. Both are saved: the other, the object of your anger, is saved, and you are saved. In the past, either the object was to suffer, or you were to suffer.”
People are continuously asking for something in return. Their love is conditional. They say, ’Make me happy, make me joyful, then I will love you.’ Their love has a condition to it, a bargain. They are completely blind. They don’t know that by loving, joy automatically arises. It is a spontaneous by-product. So just be loving.
Put your energies into creativity. Forget about anger as a problem, ignore it. Channelise your energy towards more creativity. Pour yourself into something that you love. Rather than making anger your problem, let creativity be your object of meditation. Shift from anger to creativity and immediately you will see a great change arising in you. And tomorrow the same things will not feel like excuses for being angry because now energy is moving, is channelised, is being sublimated, is enjoying itself, its dance. Who cares about small things?
Everybody is looking with his own world of desires, expectations, passions, lust, greed, anger. There are a thousand and one things standing between you and your world; that’s why you don’t ever see it as it is. Once your eye is completely clean, clean of all the dust, once it becomes a pure mirror, it reflects that which is. And that is truth and truth liberates, but it has to be your own. My truth cannot liberate you, Buddha’s truth cannot liberate you. There is only one possibility of liberation, that is your own truth. And all that you have to do is to create a dispassionate eye.
“A creative act enhances the beauty of the world; it gives something to the world, it never takes anything from it. A creative person comes into the world, enhances the beauty of the world — a song here, a painting there. He makes the world dance better, enjoy better, love better, meditate better. When he leaves this world, he leaves a better world behind him. Nobody may know him; somebody may know him — that is not the point. But he leaves the world a better world, tremendously fulfilled because his life has been of some intrinsic value.”
Be creative in the things you do; make the world a better place!
“Our mind is a chooser; that’s why the problem arises. Remain choiceless. And whatsoever happens and wherever you are, right or left, in the middle or not in the middle, enjoy the moment in its totality. While happy, dance, sing, play music — be happy! And when sadness comes, which is bound to come, which is coming, which has to come, which is inevitable, you cannot avoid it… if you try to avoid it you will have to destroy the very possibility of happiness. The day cannot be without the night, and the summer cannot be without the winter, and life cannot be without death.”
I know I use a lot of OSHO quotes on this blog but it’s because a lot of the things he says resonates with me. Here is a quote of his on education. I believe he is right:
“My vision of a right education is to teach people how to grow the ego and how to be able to drop it; how to become great minds and yet be ready any moment to put the mind aside. You should be able to just put your personality, your ego, your mind, on and off, because these are good things if you can use them. But you should know the mechanism, how to put them off. Right now you know only how to put them on.”
Here is a video of famous seer and philosopher, Osho, talking about being silent.
He has a very wise way of speaking and you can tell that he is waiting to receive an answer from ‘another source’ before he begins speaking.
He’s great, I truly appreciate his universal intelligence.
With our busy North American schedules, where we are doing many tasks at once, it becomes normal to be out of control of your mind. Your mind instead rules you and your body seems to move on autopilot. In fact some people actually disassociate from their bodies seeing their bodies as a separate entity all together.
An easy way to begin moving yourself into consciousness is to regularly check-in with yourself throughout the day and have mini-meditation sessions meant to work towards being inside of your body, without thought.
Try it now.
Take 30 seconds, right at your desk, or at the bus stop, or where ever you happen to be.
Just be where you are without thinking about it. Practice being aware and conscious without thought. When a thought pops into your mind, as it will due to constant habit, watch it float by.
Feel what it feels like to have no thoughts and continue to work on achieving this state by practicing this exercise many times through out the day.
Eventually, with practice, you will be able to simply be inside of yourself without the relentless steam of thoughts that keep you from consciousness.
*Why is this important? It is important to be conscious; to know how you are feeling, in order to be in control of your life and to make decisions that are closer in alignment with your unique purpose. If you are constantly moving unconsciously you are constantly moving away and outside of your self.*
I have finally learned to meditate.
It took me years, but I now do it all the time.
The thing about meditation is that you don’t need a fancy place to do it and you must be patient.
Here is what Osho, one of my favorite philosophers, has to say about patience:
“The disciple who can wait will find all his questions answered at the right moment. But waiting is a great quality: it is deep patience, it is great trust. The mind cannot wait, it is always in a hurry. It knows nothing about patience; hence it goes on piling questions upon questions without getting the answer.”
It’s no good to meditate and ask 100 questions. You ask one at a time and then clear your mind while you patiently wait for your answer.