We all have the ability to forecast. Forecasting is one thing and desiring from the future is another thing. Based on how economy is going, the economist can
Stop looking outside. Look at yourself.
Your own motivations, your own processes, your own immediate life, the way you are living, all the conflicts and all the influences on your mind.
Look at that because that is what you are.
That is your life.
Can there be another way of living?
“Because I feel thrilled, so I do whatever I do.
Because I am already contended, so I do whatever I do”.
“Yes, I acquire knowledge. Yes, I read books. But I read books because I already feel contended.
Books can give me knowledge but the books cannot give me the base of my Being.
Books cannot give me something which is so important and already preset in me. That, books cannot provide.”
Can there be a possibility of living like this?
Won’t it be good fun?
A Zen monk has said that, “When I eat, I eat; when I walk, I walk; when sleep, I sleep.”
We live in a different way.
When we walk then we are talking in our heads.
When we are eating then we are planning ‘when am I going to study’.
And there is a great deal of parallel actions going on, obviously which is imaginary.
In reality, actions can never be parallel.
Existence does not allow multi-tasking. It says, “One thing at a time.”
Truth is the beginning and finality in which you are always located even when you are thinking that you are away from the Truth. Truth is that which you are even when you are totally committed to the false.
Deep peace is what we are even when we are totally restless. Complete understanding is what we are even when we are identified with ignorance.
You can never reach the Truth because you are never outside the Truth. Home cannot be a destination. Home is where you always are. You don’t have a choice there. Inexorably, inevitably you are there.
You cannot accept yourself without accepting the totality of existence. When you are complaining against everything, how can you be alright with yourself? When you are offended and hurt by everything, how can you be alright with yourself? People talk about accepting themselves, but accepting themselves is never in isolation. It has to come with an acceptance of everything and acceptance does not mean compromise. Acceptance means “Whatever there is, in the middle of all of it, I am okay. There might be disease all around, but in the middle of diseases, I am healthy. Disease can never touch my core, my essence. It might even touch my body, but it can never touch my soul”. This is that inner confidence. Now you do not need to wear make-up.