"Maturity means gaining your lost innocence again, reclaiming your paradise, becoming a child again. Of course it has a difference, because the ordinary child is bound to be corrupted, but when you reclaim your childhood you become incorruptible. Nobody can corrupt you, you become intelligent enough. Now you know what the society has done to you and you are alert and aware, and you will not allow it to happen again.
Maturity is a rebirth, a spiritual birth. You are born anew, you are a child again. With fresh eyes you start looking at existence. With love in the heart you approach life. With silence and innocence you penetrate your own innermost core. You are no more just the head. Now you use the head, but it is your servant." Osho
All you need is love … and with a dash of courage you are on the right path to see your original face.
"The mirror of meditation never lies,
and it does not flatter.
It is impartial and innocent
and it never projects anything.
It only faithfully shows your real original face,
the face we never show to the world,
the face that we ourselves have forgotten.
So it is possible
that you yourself
may not be able to recognize it the first time!
But do not escape from it.
Face it and you will come to know it and recognize it.
This confrontation is the first test of courage on
the inner way." Osho
So firstly, what is the meaning of courage to great meditators like ourselves?
What is the meaning of courage?
Is it to fight a bull in a bullfight?
Is it to drive a formula 1 car?
Is it to practice free fall parachuting?
Is it bungee jumping, wild water rafting?
Is it to gamble your salary on a coin toss?
Is it to insult your boss?
Is it to do two dynamic meditations back to back?
…that is nothing… THIS is COURAGE!!!
I actually learned to be courageous by studying hypnosis with my brother Dr. Brian Alman… Brian went to live and study with Dr. Milton Erikson, the father of modern hypnosis at the same time I came to live with Osho in the early seventies… below is a picture of Brian and Dr. Erickson 35 years ago… if you press on the arrow below you can watch Brian in action right now… if you like what you see, you can join Brian and myself in Rottweil Germany at the end of April.
"Self-hypnosis - For Therapists and Clients:
How do I learn self-hypnosis - How do I teach self-hypnosis"
Dr. Brian Alman
Teaching at the Milton Erickson Institute, Rottweil, Germany
April 29th - May 3rd
"God is not against life, in fact there is no other god except life. God is only a metaphor for life. To me the holy person is one who lives life totally, wholly, one who loves life, rejoices in it, one who is absolutely dedicated to life, committed to life, to all that it contains, to all that it implies.
Nothing is mundane, everything is sacred. And this whole existence is the temple. Wherever we are, we are on sacred earth and whatsoever we are doing, we are doing god's work. Even the sinner is as much in god as the saint." Osho
In testament to the work of my brother Brian, I asked him to help me get over my dirty old man complex.
Over the past months I have forwarded funny pictures and jokes to
friends who I thought shared the same sense of humor.
Unfortunately this wasn't the case and I seem to have upset quite a few
people who have accused me of being sexist and shallow. If you were one
of these people, please accept my humblest apologies.
From now on I will only send emails with a cultural or educational
content such as old monuments, nature and other interesting structures.
Below, you'll find a picture of the Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris .
For those of you who are interested, Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in
Paris and took 26 years to build. Construction began in 1578 and ended
in 1604. 'Le Pont Neuf' is actually made of 2 independent bridges, one
with seven arches and the other with five arches.
WHAT A NICE BRIDGE
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING
TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!
Laughter is, Krishna Prem.
Ps… You are invited to my new improved website at www.geeyouareyou.com
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