Usually we think that in order to relax, we have to go out,
Meditation offers another possibility: to go in to relax.
As the science and technology that has transformed our outer lives has been largely a Western phenomenon, so the East has provided the main source of the science that can transform our inner lives.
But in the process of becoming universal, many misconceptions about meditation have arisen: that it is “religious” that it is sitting in difficult postures, perhaps with your ankle round your neck with holy look on your face to hide the discomfort, may be even humming or chanting some esoteric -sounding mantra. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then OSHO MEDITATION is for you.
Here mediation is made simple, ordinary, and the natural component of a contemporary lifestyle. And increasingly, an essential component too. Meditation in its essence is the art of being aware, aware of what is going on inside you and around you.
Most of us have been taught that in order to be successful in life we need to struggle, to fight, to focus, to concentrate. The trouble with this approach is that the more we struggle, the more tense we become. And the more tense we are, the worse we perform. The meditative approach is to understand that in order to be at our best – and to receive the best from each moment – we need to be as aware as possible. And to be aware we need to be relaxed.
Such are the pressures of modern life that there has never been a more restless world to live in. Never have people been so tense. It is exactly for the modern mind that OSHO meditation techniques have been devised – a contemporary approach to suit contemporary people.
The knack remaining relaxed in the midst of our busiest day is what has been called “alertness with no effort” – the essential experience of meditation. So even if you are convinced you have absolutely no time to set aside for mediation, you will find plenty of techniques in the world OSHO meditations that can be seamlessly integrated into your day.
OSHO Meditation is based on a simple understanding. That rather than fighting with darkness, which is impossible anyway, switch on the light. Rather than fighting with ourselves, trying to improve ourselves, trying to live up to others ideas of who or what we should be, we can start by simply accepting ourselves as we are now.
In OSHO MEDITATIONS you will experience calming the mind, of learning how this invaluable bio-computer can be your greatest friend – and how to find the “off” button. When you need to the mind you can use it, When you don’t need it, you can let it rest quietly – ready for when you need it again – free from its endless chattering quality.
Someone insults you, imagine being able to choose when and how to respond, free from the usual knee-jerk reaction to strike back, creating those endless vicious spirals in which our relationships can slowly drown.
And what of freedom? There is no greater freedom than to be that which we were meant to be. There is no greater freedom than to be free of others expectation, to be able to live our lives spontaneously, with awareness.
And the ultimate paradox of OSHO meditation is that when we finally learn to love ourselves – in fact only when we can love ourselves – are we able to share that love with others. But first we must start with ourselves.