Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Third week of advent - Tuesday

As we near the solstice, we are enveloped in more quiet darkness of the winter. There is a reason that Christmas, the birth of Jesus, which supposedly actually happened in the spring, is celebrated at the dead of winter during the week of the winter solstice. It is because the quiet and silence is necessary to tune into our remembrance of the divine.

Osho has said,

"Existence speaks in everyone’s heart, but we are so occupied in our heads that we never listen to that still, small voice within. There is so much clamoring, so much unnecessary noise – we have made the head a marketplace. The heart goes on calling and we remain deaf to it. Existence is not far away, it is very close. All that is needed is the art of making the mind a little silent, a little less noisy, a little more peaceful, relaxed.

As the mind settles into relaxation, suddenly you start hearing a divine music within you. Existence has started playing on the instrument of your heart, on the harp of your heart, and that music is transforming. Once heard, it is never forgotten. Once heard, life is never the same again. Once heard, you have become part of immortal existence; you are no longer a mortal."

Osho. First in the Morning: 365 Uplifting Moments to Start the Day Consciously, pp.11-12 Osho Media International. Kindle Edition.


2 comments:

  1. We're all in this thing called life together.

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  2. I'm not saying your perfume is too strong. I'm just saying the canary was alive before you got here.

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