One shouldn’t be afraid of the humans.
Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
From the book of Sadhguru:
How does it feels: to be human? The answer is simple: an empty stomach is one problem – hunger. A full stomach – a hundred problems!
Today, we are the most comfortable generation to have ever lived on this planet. Our survival process is better organised than ever before. You can go to the supermarket and buy everything you need for the entire year. You can do it without even stepping out of your home. Never before in the history of humanity has such a thing been possible. We can have/buy anything! But still we are not the most joyful, or the most loving, or the most peaceful generation. Why is this so?
Let’s start with the simple question-what do we consider to be a state of well-being?
Well-being is some kind of pleasantness within. Example: if your body feels pleasant – we call it health (if it becomes very pleasant-we call it pleasure). If your mind becomes pleasant – we call it peace (if it very pleasant-we call it joy). If your emotions become pleasant – we call this love. (if it very pleasant-we call this compassion), etc etc…
So this is all that you are seeking: pleasantness within. Feels so easy, right?
But how many times in your life have you lived the entire day blissfully – WITHOUT A SINGLE MOMENT OF ANXIETY, AGITATION, IRRITATION, OR STRESS? How many times have you lived in absolute joy for 24 hours? What? Not a single day?
The amazing thing is that for the most of people on our planet, NOT A SINGLE DAY has happened exactly the way they want it! Yes, we all experienced joy, peace, bliss, love, but it is always fleeting. We manage to get there, but it keeps collapsing. And a funny thing…it is always the simplest things that throws people off the balance.
Example: you go out and someone tells you that you are the most amazing person in the world – you are floating on cloud 9. But then you come home, and the folks at home tell you who you really are. And everything crashes lol
The only thing that stands between you and your well-being is a simple fact: you have allowed your thoughts and emotions to take instructions from the outside rather than the inside.
The human mechanism is the most sophisticated form on the planet. You are the greatest piece of technology, but the problem is – you don’t know where the keyboard is 🙂 so you are trying to handle ‘the supercomputer’ with a pickaxe and a wrench! As a result – our ‘inner ecology’ is a mess, and we are unhappy.
All human experience is 100% self-created! If someone touches your hand – you may think you are experiencing their hand, but the fact is you are only experiencing the sensation in your own hand. The whole experience is contained within. (An israeli chemist, Raphael Mechoulam, even isolated a “bliss molecule” in the human system. It means you can get fully intoxicated by yourself. You can create a chemical basis for a blissful existence. That means, happiness, peace, etc is just a certain kind of chemistry). If you are aware of it – you can activate your well-being system! And there is only one way – it is the way IN!
When most people saying “life”, they mean the accessories of life: work, family, the homes they live in, their relationships, the cars they drive, the clothes they wear, or the gods they pray to. The only thing they miss is – the life process itself, the essential life that is YOU.
If you still believe that someone “up there” is going to rescue you and solve your problems, just remember that you are living on the round planet – and one that’s spinning. So, whenever you look up, you are obviously looking in the wrong direction! In this vast ever – expanding cosmos, whats up and what’s down? You have no clue. Nowhere in the cosmos is it marked “This side up”. The only distinction you know is ‘within”.
THE ONLY WAY OUT is IN! #Adiyogi
If you go outward – it is an endless journey. If you turn inward – it is just one moment. Try it…