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These 9 months I know you, beloved Punita, my life has been filled with paradoxes. Sounds strange … ? I’ve heard a wise man say: “If life is not a paradox then it is not alive”.
Here a list of well known paradoxes – contradictions – complemetaries, seemingly opposite, yet intimately connected:
day – night / yes – no / action - stillness / sound - silence / yin – yang / life – death / cats – dogs …
With you I experience deaper spaces. Here is my list:
Being 5.500 miles apart – yet feeling so intimately physically close /
With you it’s a thrill talking and joking about daily “horizontal” stuff -
at the same time I feel touched so deeply from inside, going together “vertical” , our souls holding hands /
Like in the tarot card “The Lovers” we jump on the grass, dancing around each other playful and free — at the same time we know it’s holy land, delicate and precious.
This past 9 months we phone-talked each day one to two hours — without one moment of boredom. Always at the end meeting and touching deep deep inside the heart, and even deeper maybe inside the cosmos (we call it our spaceship).
And this longing for oneness does not end and it should not end — so it’s throbbing alive, unending, a streaming mystery to be discovered …
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Beloved ~ Again Osho finds me—us! This, today, from The Hidden Harmony I was listening to with lunch. ~LP
Why do we use the term falling in love? It is a falling; you are falling, you are not rising. When you are aware, falling is not possible — not even in love. It is not possible, it is simply not possible. With awareness, it is impossible; you rise in love. And rising in love is a totally different phenomenon from falling in love. Falling in love is a dream state. That’s why people who are in love, you can see it from their eyes: as if they are more asleep than others, intoxicated, dreaming. You can see from their eyes because their eyes have a sleepiness. People who rise in love are totally different. You can see they are no more in a dream, they are facing the reality and they are growing through it.
Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. And by and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Then it is not that you love this and you don’t love that, no — you are simply love. Whosoever comes near you, you share with them. Whatsoever is happening, you give your love to it. You touch a rock and you touch as if you are touching your beloved’s body. You look at the tree and you look as if you are looking at your beloved’s face. It becomes a state of being. Not that you are in love — now you ARE love. This is rising, this is not falling.
Love is beautiful when you rise through it, and love becomes dirty and ugly when you fall through it. And sooner or later you will find that it proves poisonous, it becomes a bondage. You have been caught in it, your freedom has been crushed, your wings have been cut; now you are free no more. Falling in love you become a possession: you possess and you allow somebody to possess you. You become a thing, and you try to convert the other person you have fallen in love with into a thing…
Possession… everybody goes on trying to possess: the beloved, the lover. This is no longer love. In fact when you possess a person, you hate, you destroy, you kill; you are a murderer. Love should give freedom; love IS freedom. Love will make the beloved more and more free, love will give wings, and love will open the vast sky. It cannot become a prison, an enclosure. But that love you don’t know because that happens only when you are aware; that quality of love comes only when there is awareness. …. ~Osho, The Hidden Harmony #2 http://conversationswithlove.net/osho-on-love/
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