A thought by Osho -- "There are patterns the seeker gets entangled with. The first thing is: most seekers get lost in an illusory feeling that they have arrived. It is like the kind of illusory feeling that they have arrived. It is like the kind of dream in which you feel that you are awake. You are still dreaming -- your feeling of being awake is part of the dream. The same kind of thing happens to the seeker. The mind is capable of creating the illusion that "now there is nowhere to go, you have arrived." The mind is a deceiver, and the function of the master for one in this condition is to make him alert that this is not the reality but only a dream [. And] that he has not arrived. This can happen at many points, again and again. And one can get very irritated and annoyed with the master for the simple reason whenever you feel that you have got it, he simply takes it away and puts you back in your ignorant state."
Note: I think this quote by Osho applies to when one's awareness has become strong enough. There are 3 times, when we can catch the anger. One is when it has passed. Then we get insights about only 1% as 99% of it has been spent. The second is when it is at its peak. Then we can gain a lot more understanding if we are able to be aware of it. But the most advantageous awareness is when we can observe Anger even before it has arisen to a significant intensity. Then we are able to authentically direct it at will. Here is to strong awareness.
Try to see things without verbalizing. The constant flow towards the transformation of existential things into words is an obstacle to a meditative mind. The mechanism of verbalization should be something you can turn on or off at will. * * Always strive for balance, though. Apply a technique if it yields results. This technique is based on one of the techniques suggested in Osho's book - Meditation, the first and last freedom.
Know Meditation, No Medication * *Meant to be in the lighter vein. Medication has its place and must be honored. Please contact qualified medical professionals for appropriate conditions. Meditation over many many years can make one's body constitution and immune system strong.
Before you can come to your centre, You may have to pass through a very chaotic stage. Deepest gratitude to Osho and Pixabay. Source: Meditation the First and Last Freedom by Osho Image Source: Pixabay.com (my deepest gratitude to the artist.)
Deep gratitude must be shown towards the whole, just for the opportunity that you can meditate, that you can be silent. Image Source: https://pixabay.com/ . And right now, I also feel a deep gratitude to Pixabay.
Sometimes during meditation, tears start rolling down the cheeks. These tears may or may not be accompanied by an emotion. Just allow the tears to flow. This is a normal meditational experience. Source: Art and Science of Meditation ( Free download link )
Experiences should not be confused with the goal. We enjoy the experiences that come up, but stay focused on the goal. Practice every day. Hit like if you agree. Or, if you agree, take a look at this goal as an example, of what is the most important thing about your practice by Thich Nhat Hanh .
Inspired by a story that Buddha told often. 5 idiots passed through a village, carrying a boat on their heads. "Why are you carrying such a heavy boat?" asked the villagers. "There were many dangers on the other side of the shore. There were dangerous wild animals on that side. This boat brought us to safety. No, we cannot let it go.". But there comes a time (after many many years of practice) we have to focus on the essence - to be a witness, to be aware. Source: Meditation, the first and last freedom. by Osho
"Like a hollow bamboo, rest at ease with your body." "Trilopa said: 'Like a hollow bamboo, rest at ease with your body.' This is one of Trilopa's special methods. Every master has his own special method through which he has attained, and through which he would like to help others." Meditation, The first and last freedom, OSHO