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32. Tea and a chat

Toys in the fort.

A person’s life consists of a collection of events, the last of which could also change the meaning of the whole, not because it counts more than the previous ones but because once they are included in a life, events are arranged in an order that is not chronological but, rather, corresponds to an inner architecture.

– Italo Calvino

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21. A morning rose

Lit from within.

Life is as simple as a rose — there’s nothing complicated about it — and yet it is mysterious.  Although there is nothing complicated about it, we are not able to comprehend it through the intellect.  You can fall in love with a rose, you can smell it, you can touch it, you can feel it, you can even be it, but if you start dissecting it, you will only have something dead in your hands.

~ Osho, Everyday Osho

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20. A Monday meander

Upstairs in one of the buildings at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

Do you really believe … that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.

~ Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men, circa 1600

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17. Sunsets and sunrises

Yesterday, at sunset, when the clouds glowed.

To make myself understood and to diminish the distance between us, I called out: “I am an evening cloud too.” They stopped still, evidently taking a good look at me. Then they stretched towards me their fine, transparent, rosy wings. That is how evening clouds greet each other. They had recognized me.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Stories of God

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16. Morning star

Daylight (this morning).

Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. If it
fades, we fade.

~ Rumi

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14. In the morning light

Morning shimmers and shines.

Mind is very cunning; it is never simple.  The heart is never cunning; it is always simple.  To be simple means shifting from the head to the heart.

We live through the head.  That’s why our life becomes more and more complicated, more and more like a jigsaw puzzle.  Nothing seems to fit.  And the more we try to be clever, the more in a mess we are.  That has been our history: We have gone more and more insane.  Now the whole earth is almost like a madhouse.  The time has come, if humanity is to survive at all, for a great shift to happen: We have to move from the head to the heart.  Otherwise, the head is ready to commit suicide.  It has created so much misery and so much boredom and so many problems that suicide seems the only way out.  The whole earth is preparing for suicide.  It is going to be a global suicide, unless a miracle happens.

And this is going to be the miracle — if it happens, this is the miracle — there will be a great shift, a radical change, in our very outlook: We will start living from the heart.  We will drop the whole universe of the mind, and we will start afresh like small children.

Live from the heart.  Feel more, think less, be more sensitive and less logical.  Be more and more heartful, and your life will become sheer joy.

~ Osho, Everyday Osho, Day 92

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