A SANNYASIN ASKS: “I’D LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW I’M MISSING YOU AND MY CENTER.”
“DROP THIS IDEA THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE MISSING, simply drop that idea. When you feel, it is good; when you don’t feel, that too is good. ONE HAS TO BECOME MORE ACCEPTING OF ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS IN LIFE. There is a rhythm: sometimes you will feel that you are in tune, sometimesyou will feel that you are not in tune. That is natural. It is like day and night,summer and winter. ONE HAS TO LEARN THE SHADOW PART OF EVERYTHING. If you cannot accept the shadow part, you become unnecessarily disturbed, and that disturbance will make things more complicated.
When something beautiful happens, accept it, feel grateful. When itdoesn’t happen, accept that too and continue to feel grateful, knowing that this is just a resting period. For the whole day you have worked, and in the night you fall asleep. You don’t feel miserable because you are not able to work and earn money and do thousand and one things. And there are so many things to do. You don’t worry about it.
There are people who do worry. Then they start losing sleep, and they are not benefitted by it. The person who has not been able to sleep in the night feels exhausted in the morning, more tired than he was when he went to bed. The person who forgets the whole day and accepts night as a rest, and goes into deep relaxation, will be able to live again in the morning with new eyes and new being. She will be able to accept the new day and welcome it, will be glad to breathe the air again and to see the sun and people. Remember always, that EVERYTHING HAS ITS REST PERIOD. And the rest period is not against the activity, the rest period gives it energy, vitality.”
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET
A Darshan Diary