Tag Archives: Osho

Living As Our Purpose

 

“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
― Osho

 

Why am I here? What can I contribute that none else can? What is the me-ness of me that I embody and how can I best fulfill that? Osho’s quote reminds me of many others all of which boil down to finding and being who we are. Is this something that takes effort or does it just happen? What part of ourselves do we wish to be? My suspicion is that the more of ourselves we express, the more we have fulfilled our purpose. Tho ultimately I like Richard Bach’s take on it. “Here is a test to find out if your mission on earth is finished, if you’re alive it’s not.” Our lives do have meaning and we all matter. This is one of the concepts that keep me going.
Blessings, G

 

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AA040780Missing It For the World by G A Rosenberg

 

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Witnessing Thoughts

 

“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple
witness of your thought processes.

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you.
Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once
the gap is there, you are in for a great suprise, that you are not the mind, that
you are the witness, A watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for
the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.”
― Osho

 

Letting thoughts go by, watching them without judgement and if I judge then letting that go too. Otherwise we get into a loop of judgement – no evaluation just watching the flow, the go, the know…Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, the hole down which we spill, chill, will, not the want will but a call to the true self, and always love, prem, cosmic crazy glue that sticks us together with everything else, yet is there anything else? yes on this level we differentiate tho we’re all part of something greater, like the U2 song one but we’re not the same, sane i’ve given up worrying about that long ago, very few worries these daze, letters flow, mind flow watching my thoughts, words on the screen of mind, no mind never mind…
Blessings, G

 

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OcclusionOcclusion by G A Rosenberg

 

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Quote of the Day – December 30 2012

“I love to disturb people, because only by disturbing them you can make them think. They have stopped thinking for centuries. Nobody has been there to disturb them. People have been consoling them. I am not going to console anybody… Because the more you console them, the more retarded they remain. Shog them, hit them hard, give them challenge. That challenge will bring their full capacities to the climax.”
–OSHO

 

Another quote about something that I become more clear about all the time. We learn best when we move outside our comfort zone. It’s the reason why so many people fight to stay within it so hard.
I consider myself a neophile. I love things that are new and different and love exploring places and people I have never experienced before. Only recently, has it occurred to me that the new and different is my comfort zone. What is much more difficult is dealing with my past. My family and some of my past exploits. Not that my past was particularly difficult but behind the surface layer of “been there, done that” is some deep discomfort about how I am viewed and how I view others. To think I used to look down on neophobes who have an aversion to anything they havent done before and refuse to stretch themselves. Perhaps their turf, small as it is a lot smoother than my pathway strewn with ghosts. Perhaps noone’s road is easiest and all carry truth.
Blessings, G

 

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Liquid Flame

Liquid Flame Abstract by G A Rosenberg

 

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Outside Angel’s Chambers by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 9 2012

“Love is luxury. It is abudance. It is having so much life that you don’t know what to do with it, so you share. It is having so many songs in your heart that you have to sing them-whether anybody listen or not is irrelevant.”

OSHO

 

I want to feel like that all the time

 

what’s stopping you?

 

well there’s…. hmmm … then there’s hmmmm.

 

I’ve heard you walking around. You’re always singing. You have more music in you than you have ever known what to do with. I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s not just you. We all have that music in us. Oh, so people tune it way down… and some ignore it but it’s always there. The more you learn to listen to the music of your heart, the more love you’re capable of showing. Oh you’ll show other things as well. Sometimes there’s a lot of pain to get through before the love flows openly. That’s where the music comes in. You don’t even have to sing to get it out, any form of self-expression will do, music just seems hard-wired into most of us. Pretty good deal too…

Blessings, G

 

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Tarot V-The Hierophant by G A Rosenberg

 

Escherian Torch by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 8 2012


One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
— OSHO

What path do you follow?
I follow my own.

Where will it lead you?
I don’t know but it feels like home

How long have you travelled?
How long have I been here?

May I accompany you on your road?
You may accompany me on your own which may be side by side for aways anyway?

Sounds good, what kind of music do you like?

😉


the Stranger lands here
elven princess runs to greet
the arriving seer

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Welcome by G A Rosenberg

Starburst Fractal by G A Roseberg

Quote of the Day – March 17 2012

“The disciple is not hankering for knowledge; he wants to see, not to know. He wants to be. He is no longer interested in having more knowledge; he wants to have more being.”
–OSHO

When I was younger and reading everything in sight, I wanted to know as much as possible. “Fill me up” The subject matter did not matter. All I wanted was more knowledge. Then as I entered young adulthood I began to realize the futility of that ambition. Our knowledge was always opening up further and there will always be more to know.
At that point my questions became deeper. I wanted to understand. I wanted to understand our purpose for being. I wanted to understand how such suffering can exist in this world and what I could to stop it and why only some people seemed to suffer? I wanted to understand other people as I understood myself. I wanted to understand how I came to be, how others came to be and why we all feel so isolated when we are part of the same thing? I wanted to understand the heart of another being. So many things i wanted to understand. Even when I thought that i had left the path i kept on it, still struggling to understand.
These days once again changing my intentions. Knowledge is awesome. Understanding is bliss. What I want more than anything else these days is to be. I wish to be myself in full potential. I wish to shine forth the divine spirit from within myself and inspire others to do the same. I wish to remove all the nonsense that blocks me from being myself and I wish to be in full alignment with the highest truth and the greatest good.
Blessings, G

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Purple Cloud Lattice Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 14 2012

“Thoughts can create such a barrier that even if you are standing before a beautiful flower, you will not be able to see it. Your eyes are covered with layers of thought. To experience the beauty of the flower you have to be in a state of meditation, not in a state of mentation. You have to be silent, utterly silent, not even a flicker of thought – and the beauty explodes, reaches to you from all directions. You are drowned in the beauty of a sunrise, of a starry night, of beautiful trees.”
— Osho

This to me, means many things, On one level, it means that at times I have to stop and let myself experience things. Too often I run around intent on what I see as important and I miss out on seeing, really seeing what is in front of my eyes. Even in an art gallery or a garden when my express purpose is being there to appreciate, i remain distracted. By thoughts of things done and undone and dreams of what I want to do. I am everywhere in my head except at that point where I can appreciate fully what is in front of me.

This becomes truer when dealing with other people. Too often I have thirty other things on my mind other than focusing on that one being in front of me even if that person is one of the most important people in my life. How often do we miss out on perceiving the universe because we are not in the moment at hand with the people in front of us?
Blessings, G

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Lunching in the Ruins by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 14 2011

‎”There is a difference. You watch television, you don’t witness it. But, while watching television, if you start witnessing yourself watching television, then there are two processes going on: you are watching television, and something within you is witnessing the process of watching television. Witnessing is deeper, far deeper. It is not equivalent to watching. Watching is superficial.
So remember that meditation is witnessing.”
–Osho

Witnessing, Mindfulness. Letting yourself, or myself in my case have awareness of what I find myself thinking and doing, being inside and outside the moment simultaneously. It can be pretty wild. It makes it a lot harder to act like a jerk when you watch yourself do it. How can i let myself fall into the role of angry parent or complaining spouse or irritable pet owner fully if I have to watch myself doing these things? It makes life a bit more pleasant for those around me and I have to admit for myself to. Does that leave any time when it becomes ok to show anger? Yes, who wants to watch a doormat? Indeed it allows more freedom to pick my battles. If only I could do it more often.
Namaste, G

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Through the Curtains by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 23 2009

” A man who lives through conscience becomes hard. A man who lives through consciousness remains soft. Why?–because a man who has some ideas about how to live, naturally becomes hard. He has continuously to carry his character around himself. That character is like an armor; his protection, his security; his whole life is invested in that character. And he always reacts to situations through the character, not directly. If you ask him a question, his answer is ready-made. That is the sign of a hard person–he is dull, stupid, mechanical. He may be a good computer, but he is not a man. You do something and he reacts in a well- established way. His reaction is predictable; he is a robot. The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him a question, your question gets a response, not a reaction. He opens his heart to your question, exposes himself to your question, responds to it…. “

–Osho