“I can watch my mind play or I can choose to identify with my mind, It’s a choice.” ~ Gurly Christine H. Hafsmoe


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Osho on fighting


Don't stay in the dark to long

Don’t stay in the dark to long, watch it, embrace it, feel it and then let it go…

Osho on fighting.

One moment it was there,
another moment it is gone.
One moment we are here, 
and another moment we have gone.
And for this simple moment,
how much fuss we make!
How much violence, ambition,
struggle, conflict, anger, hatred,
just for this small moment!
Just waiting for the train in a waiting room on a station, and creating so much fuss: fighting, hurting each other, trying to possess, trying to boss, trying to dominate – all that politics.
And then the train comes and
you are gone forever.

Osho                                                   Take it Easy, Volume 1 Chapter 13

A Buddhist comeback for when the world is “screaming” at you

Dan is a Seattle lawyer who deals with screaming people. . . in litigation, in road rage, in any time and place. Here he reveals his personal method for not taking it personally.

GUEST COLUMN: DANIEL D. WOO — When my own mind is in turmoil, or when another person is literally screaming at me, I wonder: “What is the source of this emotional tsunami?”

Over the years I have learned that “screaming,” and “at me,” are concepts — not empirical reflections of reality. Just look at the video here.

These thought-forms in my mind are “conclusions” that reflect my projections about reality. The feeling that someone is “screaming” changes, completely, when I recognize that the person in front of, or within me, is suffering.

In this process I begin to taste patience and acceptance. On too many occasions in the past, I have been ignorant of skills in relating and responding in present time in “screaming” scenarios. But those work-a-day shockers invite me to discovery: the skillful means of mind and action can be cultivated through daily practice with everyone — friends, family, clients, acquaintances and strangers.

When we accept things as they are, right now and here, our hearts comprehend that we are complete and perfect in this moment. When we forgive what we think we are, we understand that incompleteness is perfection. Neither do we have to escape nor fight.

Time ceases. We return to a natural state of spaciousness, and from such, our intuition will guide us for the right response — whether of action or restraint, with what is within or before us. This is the moment of liberation — acceptance and patience. Happiness and joy will follow.

Please visit Soul’s Code to read the rest of Dan’s article.