“Remember one thing: when you remember that you have forgotten watching, don’t become sorry, don’t repent; otherwise, again you are wasting time. Don’t feel miserable. “I missed again.” Don’t start feeling ” I am a sinner.” Don’t start condemning yourself, because this is a sheer waste of time. Never repent for the past! Live in the moment. If you have forgotten, so what? It was natural– It has become a habit, and habits die hard. And these are not habits. imbided in one’s life; these are habits imbided in millions of lives. So if you can remain watchful even for a few moments, feel thankful. Even those few moments are more than can be expected.” — Osho
How often do we drag ourselves down when things aren’t feeling “just right?”
How often do we side with the ego? With the neediness inside? With the insecurities that override?
When we become watchful and aware of the sensations and thoughts that create unease or tension inside, we’re inviting in the concept that…
We are so much more than the mental projections and chatter that drive us.
Watching, being mindful, inquiring or being self-aware, all different words that define THE PRACTICE OF BEING THE OBSERVER OF THE MIND and SELF, frees us from all internal suffering. It helps us go beyond the ego, beyond our identity, beyond the pain body and into a place of quietness.
If we cling onto a certain image of self that isn’t empowering, how can we ever evolve?
The concept of “dying” and being “reborn”, a phoenix rising from the ashes, is a part of the human continuum.
When we’re asleep, dwelling in our problems too deeply, and not soaking in the richness of this very moment, it causes conflict, tension, and uncomfortable emotions to arise. And when we’re riding and identifying with this wave of unease, we become stuck in its energy.
Becoming attached or identified with this particular state doesn’t allow the opportunity for any transformation to take place. When we become watchful of this, as OSHO says, clarity arises. A shift takes place that goes beyond the mind.
For me, when I’m observing my mind, and I actively become indifferent or unattached to what I’m experiencing, I feel expansive. I feel open, connected, and in touch with a deep stillness.
Some call it the soul, god, Buddha, insight, the third eye, the universe and/or cosmos.
I too, get trapped in the intellection trappings of the mind. How quickly it is to defend and create a reality that soothes me as if it were cooing the inner child.
And this isn’t something to be resentful of or be perceived as a step backward.
It’s important to be aware of the harsh and unkind places inside that want to punish us because, for some wild reason, we believe this aids in our healing and transformation but in fact, it does the opposite.
Some truths are hard to admit or accept.
Become indifferent, and instead, embrace that this place of unease should act as a reminder to observe, again and again, allowing ourselves to shed its skin like a snake, and rise up to the next level of being.
For some, this next level is letting go, forgiving, inviting love in, asking for help or learning how to speak up. For others, it means taking risks, investing in oneself financially, emotionally or spiritually, or finally saying yes to that dream and going after it.
This next level can also mean learning how to let go of the internal suffering that drives our behaviors that’s sucking away our drive and zapping our energy.
“The more watchful you become the more all your hastiness slows down. You become more graceful. As you watch, your chattering mind chatters less, because the energy that was becoming chattering is turning and becoming watchfulness- it is the same energy!” — Osho
Where in your life has becoming overly invested in an emotion or experience hurt you? Where has it helped you? What did you learn about yourself? What insights did it bring?