Sunday, February 10, 2013

Listen to your heart

Life is so confusing, we don't know which way to go, what will be the right decision. Who can tell us? Maybe some astrologer or a fortune teller or a spiritual juggler. They give us nothing but hope. Simply hope which is hopeless. It may give solace, not the solution.

If you ask someone like Osho he says that the solution is simple : don't ask anybody, listen to your heart. Is it really that simple? Yes, try it out. We don't want to take this path because we don't trust ourselves, and basically we don't want to go wrong. We always want to be right. But what's wrong with going wrong? Of course, it does need some courage, and the ability to take risk.
If you need a boost here it is, from Osho: "Do what your nature wants to do, do what your intrinsic qualities hanker to do. Don’t listen to the scriptures, listen to your own heart. That is the only scripture I prescribe. Listen very attentively, very consciously and you will never be wrong. Listening to your own heart you will never be divided. Listening to your own heart you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong.
"The whole art for a new humanity will consist of the secret of listening to the heart – consciously, alertly, attentively. Follow it through any means, and go wherever it takes you. Sometimes it will take you into dangers – but then remember, those dangers are needed to make you ripe. And sometimes it will take you astray – but remember again, those goings astray are part of growth. Many times you will fall. Rise up again, because this is how one gathers strength – by falling and rising again. This is how one becomes integrated." (The Book of Wisdom,# 11
There are lots of heart meditations devised by Osho. If you do them you can open your heart and strengthen it. I will share one of them in my next post.


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