Messages from Existence
Messages from Existence
All you have is this very moment, do not go on postponing.
Existence is a constant reminder, says Osho; one just needs to be sensitive and alert to pick up the messages. The selected quotes in one of Osho’s most accessible books create an urgency very much in tune with a growing worldwide awareness that everything is not right with humanity and our beautiful planet Earth.
These powerful meditations cover a wide range of subjects including love, death, friendship, and hate; together they remind us that we have only one moment in our hands, and that we must live it or leave it unlived.
A selection of quotes taken from the book.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor, to have a deep, loving quality, to have playfulness. I am absolutely against all life-negative attitudes; and respect for the divine has been life-negative.
To make it life-affirmative, playfulness, a sense of humor, love and respect, have all to be joined together. Reverence for life is the only respect for the divine, because there is nothing more divine than life itself. Man is born with great treasures, but he is also born with the whole animal heritage.
Somehow we have to empty out the animal heritage and create a space for the treasure to come to the conscious and be shared because it is one of the qualities of the treasure: the more you share it, the more you have it. Many of our problems are just there because we have never looked at them, never focused our eyes on them to figure out what they are.
Give life to things which are beautiful. Don't give life to ugly things. You don't have much time, much energy to waste. With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy.
Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with your energy which takes you higher. And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you. It is in your hands. No man is an island. This has to be remembered as one of the fundamental truths of life.
I am emphasizing it because we tend to forget it. We are all part of one life force part of one, oceanic existence. Basically, because we are one deep down in our roots, the possibility of love arises. If we were not one, there would be no possibility of love. There is not something labeled 'TRUTH' that one day you will find and open the box and see the contents and say, 'Great! I have found the truth!' There is no such box.