Reading about the sad story of Jiah Khan I was reminded of the Osho wisdom about human love and its frailty. His comment echoes truth :” Lovers love only while they are not yet in a fixed relationship. As…
Why do you need people in your life, when you actually don’t need them. Why do you want things from them when you actually don’t want those things from them. Why is it so important to give importance to people who are not at all important. Why do you try to make people happy when they can be happy even if you don’t try. Why do you not do what you want to do. Why do you do what you don’t want to. Why do you want to be with people when you don’t want to be with them. Why don’t you ask yourself the questions that you need to ask. Why are you happy when you don’t have to be. Why are you not happy when you have to be. Why do you cry when you don’t have to. Why don’t you cry when you have to. Why do you want to be different when you are perfectly fine in being not different. Why can’t you be crazy when you can be. Why don’t you feel bored when you should be. Why do you seek happiness when without sadness there is no importance of happiness. Why do you still want to be free when you were born free. Why are you not in love with yourself when you are the only person who can love yourself selflessly. Why do you need to express when you need to be expressionless. Why do you have to speak when you don’t have to speak. Why is silence not as important as words. Why do you prefer lips instead of eyes, to express. Why do you have to ask so many questions when everything does not needs to be questioned.
Why have I not used question marks, when all that I have asked is questions. Why do I have to use question marks for all the questions that I ask?
I have a suspicion that wherever anger is suppressed too much, people have teeth trouble. Their teeth go wrong because there is too much energy and it is never released. And anybody who suppresses anger will eat more; angry people will always eat…
Spiritual people can be some of the most violent people you will ever meet. Mostly, they are violent to themselves. They violently try to control their minds, their emotions, and their bodies. They become upset with themselves and beat themselves up for not rising up to the conditioned mind’s idea of what it believes enlightenment to be. No one ever became free through such violence. Why is it that so few people are truly free? Because they try to conform to ideas, concepts, and beliefs in their heads. They try to concentrate their way to heaven. But Freedom is about the natural state, the spontaneous and unselfconscious expression of beingness. If you want to find it, see that the very idea of a someone who is in control is a concept created by the mind. Take one step backward into the unknown.
Adyashanti (via nirvikalpa)
by Agatha Christie
Ten strangers are lured to an island never to leave again. Echoing the haunting nursery rhyme “Ten Little Indians,” each meets their fate in a sinister way after being accused of murder themselves. As the…
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The coffee cools, the cigarettes end, the music stops and life simply gets back to the old track. It moves on.
What I want to say here is : You can go from being strangers. To being friends. To being more than friends.. And then being practically strangers again. #LifeToday
You know what I feel? We should let people remain strangers, for they are better that way. People remain with each other for a lifetime only when they allow themselves to be away for a while. We don’t just inhale, inhale and inhale. We need to exhale too, in order to breathe properly. Isn’t it? Likewise, strangeness is important between two people, no matter how long they are together. I don’t think its possible to be a good friend without being a bit of stranger.
We all start as strangers to each other but end up being something else. That something else may be any relation. And the moment we give a name to that relation..the voltage starts fluctuating. The moment you start opening up to them, start thinking of letting them enter your life and start expecting the same from them, it no longer remains what it should be. You try to remain as close to them as you can.. and want. You try to hold on to them. They try to hold on to you. You feel happy to have them in your life and they feel the same. You now know them fully. They know you fully. No wonder you believe that you are perfect together. But are you really? Expectations and judgments introduce themselves, one by one. N Whoa.. you gradually open your eyes and realize for the first time that roses don’t come without thorns. Life becomes monotonous, you sulk but accept and let it go on, when in reality it becomes stagnant. But you don’t want to leave them. Even when you become so used to them that you stop needing them. The coffee cools, the cigarettes end, the music stops and life simply gets back to the old track. It moves on. You go back to being strangers again.
And that is when you think of meeting new people. Or as they are called..Strangers. You need someone again. The cycle repeats. Now, where does that leaves you?
I ask, what is the need to know every person that you meet? In spite of having so many friends, relatives and a lover(possibly), why does the need to make new friends arise? Why are we in such a hurry? Because to relate is insecure, and relationship is a security. Relationship has a certainty; relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just an overnight stay and in the morning we say goodbye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don’t allow it freedom to have its own say. So we immediately reduce every verb to a noun.
Getting comfortable with people whom you know well, is definitely satisfying. But not in the long run. It turns you greedy. It makes you complain, it forces you to depend. It makes you lose your interest in yourself. When you don’t know people, you treat them better and vice versa. Strangers make better friends if we let them remain like that, but when friends turn into strangers, its worse. People just don’t understand this. I am not saying that one should not make friends, but you can be a stranger to people and at the same time also being a friend to them.. you know? being detached while being attached. Some strangers you have known for a few years, some for a few months, some a few days, some you have just come to know, but you are strangers. Even your husband/wife/parents/other people with whom you have lived for years are strangers. Two strangers living together by and by become familiar, that’s all.
So. Learn to wait. Learn to be free. Never be afraid of strangers. Remember, however long you have lived with a person, you still will remain strangers. Being with a stranger has freshness. Don’t try to make it stale. Never hold people. And don’t allow them to hold you.
Let yourself be a mystery. All you need is strangers, for good company and good memories.