This Book Taught Me I Am Beyond My Mind And Thinking: Awareness, The Key To Living In Balance by Osho Book Summary | by Renuka Gavrani

One in every of my all time favourite genres is human psychology. I like to learn and discover how the human mind works, what makes us select one factor over one other and the way we type the premise of our pondering.

Whereas the human psychology books dig deeper into the everyday human mind and attempt to decode the that means of every thing, non secular books merely counsel that you’re past your thoughts. In actual fact, the thoughts is nothing however a device that it is best to use everytime you like.

I consider that each the genres are contradictory to one another however on the identical time, each the genres inform us that the human mind is a sequence of previous reminiscences. With out your previous, you might be only a soul with no thought in any respect.

For instance: If I ask you, why helps individuals good? You’ll give me lots of of causes with out even pondering. As a result of you have got been taught each little factor, what is nice, what’s dangerous, what’s joyful, what is unhappy and the like.

On this manner, you don’t have any energy of your individual. You might be simply dwelling a sequence of previous incidents with out even realizing it. In Osho’s e book, Consciousness, he talks about how we’re a sufferer of our pondering, how we will separate our mind from our core, and the way we will turn out to be conscious which suggests dwelling in a meditation-like place all day.

Let’s first perceive why it is advisable transcend your thoughts or what’s the issue ‘if we’re our ideas’

Though, there’s a lot to say on how the mind capabilities however all in all, the mind’s key work is to THINK. And this pondering is the explanation behind all the issues we face in our life.

Pondering merely means, you see one thing, you consider it and also you choose it based mostly in your previous reminiscences and experiences. You have a look at a flower and also you choose it by labeling it as stunning or not stunning. You hear a track and also you choose the voice, lyrics or general music. Irrespective of whether it is appreciation or condemnation, you operate your day-to-day life by judging.

You might assume that I’m an open-minded individual and I don’t choose individuals like others however this very pondering is a judgment. You might not name a black individual black however your thoughts has accomplished its a part of analysis. Your mind noticed a pores and skin colour, registered it and gave it a label as per the previous expertise.

One of many largest issues of people, nonetheless, is that we choose however we’re not prepared to simply accept the truth that we choose as a result of in keeping with the principles of society, good individuals don’t choose others.

Your mind doesn’t know what is nice and what’s dangerous, therefore, it generates each form of thought and feels every thing, be it jealousy, greed, anger, or every other adverse feelings. Whether or not you settle for it or not, you and I each think about taking revenge from our opponents or we think about how we’re superior to others.

Sensible individuals admit that they do really feel adverse feelings whereas ignorant individuals attempt to surpass these adverse feelings as a result of they’re working behind following the principles of ‘good individuals’.

What we don’t notice is, the extra you attempt to keep away from sure feelings, the extra they are going to develop. You may attempt to conceal it, surpass it however you’ll be able to by no means fully dissolve them. And that’s why willingly or unwillingly, you find yourself making a darkish facet of your self the place all of the adverse feelings are saved ready to come back out. Maybe, that is the explanation why individuals say ‘everyone seems to be sporting a masks’.

All of us attempt to be good, joyful, supportive, loving, caring, clever, and Godlike as a result of that is the straightforward technique to get accepted in society. We begin pondering that jealousy is a nasty emotion, we will’t be unhappy, and all that. What we don’t notice is ‘life isn’t a fairy story’, and you aren’t a fairy or prince for that matter.

In actuality, after we really feel adverse feelings, we begin judging and condemning our personal self. Why? As a result of the definition of society and our darkish is collapsing.

And that’s how our mind creates issues for us by judging. This is likely one of the methods we create issues for ourselves, the opposite manner our mind creates the bulk for us is by dwelling up to now or future.

If I ask you what number of hours you sleep, what could be your reply? 8 hours, 10 hours or greater than that? However what if I say that you simply sleep all 24 hours?

Ohh, you should be pondering that I’ve gone nuts. However here’s a fact-your definition of sleep means closing eyes, dropping consciousness and dreaming until you open your eyes once more. However the actuality is, people are at all times sleeping even when the eyes are vast open, even when you’re studying this text and even if you assume you aren’t sleeping. How? Let’s perceive the core of our downside.

Inform me what are you pondering proper now? No, don’t inform me that you’re studying this text. Inform me precisely what’s occurring within the backdrop of your thoughts? Are you fascinated by your misplaced previous, your accomplice, your profession, the selection you made just a few days in the past or are you simply anxious about your future?

I can assure that there should be one thing that you’re nonetheless fascinated by. For those who cease for a second and actually give it a thought, you’ll notice that your thoughts is pondering even when you’re studying this text. That is what sleeping with eyes open is all about.

While you don’t know what you might be pondering, when you’re misplaced in your imaginary world, when you’re re-creating the previous or constructing a fairy-like future even when you’re consuming, bathing, speaking, studying, you turn out to be a machine. You lose your management over your thoughts and also you do X factor however take into consideration Y factor. That is precisely what sleepwalking means.

Some individuals may say that ‘Ohh, please, I by no means take into consideration the previous nor I fear concerning the future. I at all times take into consideration my current second’

However hey darling, sorry to interrupt your magic land.

Osho says that, “The thoughts is at all times both up to now or sooner or later. It can’t be within the current. It’s unimaginable for the thoughts to be within the current. If you end up within the current, your thoughts isn’t any more-because thoughts means pondering. How will you assume within the current? You possibly can take into consideration the previous, it has already turn out to be part of the reminiscence, the thoughts can work it out. You possibly can take into consideration the longer term, it isn’t there, the thoughts can dream about it. There isn’t any house for the thoughts to maneuver within the current.”

In actual fact, the second you begin pondering, you might be out of the current second, you make it previous. And the unlucky actuality is, we’re at all times fascinated by one thing on a regular basis. Don’t consider me? Pause and witness your life.

Osho provides an attractive instance to explain how we lose the current second by pondering.

Instance: Let’s say you might be watching a dawn. You are feeling heat and a sudden calmness because the solar rises. And also you say, ‘what an attractive dawn’! The second you say this, you made it a previous reminiscence. Now you have got imposed one thing on the solar. Now, by any means, the solar is, to you it’s a solar plus your feeling of its being stunning. Now, the solar is much away, in between the solar and also you, there’s your judgment, your analysis of its being stunning.

That is precisely how we slip into the thoughts’s entice. You lose the current; you by no means really feel something fully till you cease pondering. In actual fact, that is the explanation why individuals at all times need to recreate the previous as a result of when the previous was current, you have been pondering one thing else.

Your complete being is like that solely. That’s why pondering is your largest downside. The second you assume, you don’t have anything unique left.

So, what’s the answer?

You need to have heard the absolute best answer of controlling your thoughts is to begin doing mediation, proper? As a result of meditation helps your thoughts to settle down, clear it with each form of thought and makes you continue to. However here’s a fact-meditation is completely ineffective. Let’s see why and what you are able to do if not mediation.

What do you assume meditation is? Let’s image what meditation appears to be like wish to us- You might be sitting someplace probably round nature, your eyes are closed, you aren’t pondering something, you might be free out of your previous and future, you might be fully within the current, you’ll be able to really feel the chilly breeze flirting together with your cheeks, you’ll be able to see your breathe flowing in and outdoors of your physique, you’re feeling the tranquility and eventually obtain the peace of thoughts. And for that point being, you’re feeling as if you’re a contemporary monk. Proper?

In case you are something like me, you will need to have pictured meditation one thing like this. And guess what? That is precisely what meditation seems like after years of apply. However let’s say that you’ll be able to attain this stage of peace even when you have simply considered doing meditation.

Properly, then what?

Like most individuals, I had a perception that meditation is sufficient to management the thoughts and uninvited feelings. The truth is, you do meditation for half an hour or possibly one hour however what about the remainder of 23 hours?

Do you actually assume that after letting your thoughts assume something, dropping management over your thoughts for 23 hours and dealing like a machine for 23 hours, you’ll be able to acquire peace of thoughts by doing meditation for one hour?

Inform me you might be kidding!

If you end up permitting your thoughts to take the lead for 23 hours to dwell up to now or future, your thoughts will probably be drowning in all these bitter-sweet ideas. The one hour of meditation will turn out to be extra like a punishment to you as a result of that would be the time when you’re truly sitting in silence and then you definately notice what number of ideas truly swim in your thoughts. It will be greater than unimaginable so that you can shut the door of previous and future worries with only one hour of meditation.

And that is the explanation why meditation doesn’t work for individuals. We count on our life will change if we sit in silence for one hour whereas letting our thoughts wander for the entire 23 hours.

The most effective substitute of meditation is to witness. In layman’s phrases, witnessing means you might be watching a film. You might be simply watching and witnessing every thing that’s taking place. You don’t take into consideration the previous and future, you might be simply witnessing all that’s taking place within the film. You might be immersed within the expertise that your inside being is concerned within the means of watching the film, therefore, your mind can’t get up.

Now, how do you develop the behavior of witnessing in actual life as a result of all of us have the behavior of at all times fascinated by one thing it doesn’t matter what we’re as much as?

The one answer is to stay a lifetime of consciousness and witness your self doing every thing with full consciousness with out judging your actions.

For instance: Attempt to have one meal of your day alone or relatively solely with your self. Attempt to immerse your self in consuming. Don’t watch tv whereas consuming, don’t take into consideration what you’ll do subsequent, don’t take into consideration something. Attempt to eat your meals together with your fingers (no spoon) similar to Indians do. Really feel your meals because it touches your fingers, really feel your meals because it touches your tongue, really feel your meals as you chew it, and really feel your meals as you gulp it. That is the entire means of consuming meals. You comply with the very same course of each single day however with eyes closed (it has turn out to be an automated act). Have you ever ever skilled your meals like this ever earlier than? No have to reply, I do know the reply could be much like mine-No. Okay, so do you keep in mind what you have been pondering final week if you had your dinner? In all probability, you don’t.

Are you able to see the sample right here? You don’t understand how your life is slipping by when you’re fascinated by all of the necessary issues that you simply don’t even keep in mind after 7 days.

That is the explanation Osho instructed that we stay our life with full consciousness. You need to concentrate on what you might be doing, it is best to let your self immerse within the expertise and above all you will need to witness your self doing all belongings you do.

While you stay a life like this, you’ll transcend your thoughts after which your thoughts will probably be in your management. The lifetime of consciousness is a life value dwelling in any other case we’re simply useless inside with our system (mind) nonetheless working. While you witness every thing you do with out judging your self, that’s if you stay as if you’re in a state of meditation for all 24 hours.

Nonetheless, the issue is, you aren’t going to be excellent on day one as a result of until now, you didn’t even know that you simply have been sleepwalking. In actual fact, you may go loopy if you notice how you might be at all times misplaced in your ideas. You might need to stay with consciousness however after barely 60 seconds, your thoughts is again within the sport and begins fascinated by one thing else. This makes you angrier or irritated.

However the excellent news is, the second you catch your self being misplaced within the ideas is the second when consciousness arises inside you. Therefore, as a substitute of cursing your self for being misplaced, really feel joyful that you’ve got began gaining your misplaced consciousness.

And like every thing, dwelling with consciousness and witnessing your self will take time and apply however the outcomes will probably be value it. You’ll now not be the sufferer of time, previous, future, judgements or every other factor. You’ll turn out to be probably the most highly effective individual.

What it is advisable keep in mind, nonetheless, is that you simply shouldn’t choose your self. For those who catch your self evaluating your self with another person, don’t really feel dangerous. As I stated, comparability, jealousy, envy, greed, hate or every other adverse emotion is part of being a human, it’s the different facet of the coin. The earlier you settle for this fact and acknowledge your nature, the earlier it is possible for you to to eliminate these emotions. Each time these emotions come your manner, shut your eyes, take a deep breath and settle for it. The second you settle for it, it’ll turn out to be innocent.

I hope this text lets you stay a lifetime of consciousness the place you’re the grasp and thoughts is a device that you simply use as per your want.

I’d counsel you to learn Consciousness, The Key To Residing In Stability by Osho if you’re scuffling with anxiousness, despair, or every other form of psychological well being points.

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