“I have always been thinking that there are ways of the mind, there are ways of the heart; they need not be supportive of each other. And if happens that the mind is not in agreement with the heart, then the mind is wrong. Its agreement or disagreement does not matter. What matters is that your heart feels at ease, peaceful, silent, harmonious, at home.
We are trained for the mind, so our minds are very articulate. And nobody takes care of the heart. In fact, it is pushed aside by everybody because it is on no use in the marketplace, it is of no use in the world of ambitions, no use in politics, no use in business.
But with me, the situation is just the opposite __ the mind is of no use. The heart……everything happens, just your heart has to be ready to receive it.
Everything comes, but if your heart is closed…….The secret laws of life are such that the doors of your heart will not even be knocked on.
Existence knows how to wait; it can wait for eternity. It all depends on you.
Everything is ready to happen any moment. Just open all your doors, all your windows, so that existence can pour into you from every side. There is no other god than existence, and there is no paradise than your very being. When existence pours into your being, paradise has entered into you __ or you have entered into paradise, just different ways of saying the same thing.
But remember: nothing is expected from you.
All religions have been telling you for centuries that you have to do this, you have to do that. That you have to be a torturer of yourself, you have to renounce pleasures, you have to fight with your body, you have to renounce the world……..
I do not have a single principle for you to follow; just a simple understanding that it is your life __ enjoy it, allow it to sing a song in you, allow it to become a dance in you. You have nothing else to do but simply to be available.
And flowers are going to shower on you.”
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