In Romance With Life
Life has been given to you to live. It is a gift of nature to you. It is not a punishment; it is simply a gift from existence. Rejoice in it, and burn your life's candle from both ends together. Live as intensely as possible, and the very taste of life will give you the clue why death is not to be feared. Once you have known your life, its fire, you will know that there is no death.
This life that one comes to know by intense living is eternal. The feeling of its eternity arises simultaneously as you live. The deeper, the more intensely you live, the quicker you feel there is no death.
We are part of existence, we are not separate. Even if we want to be separate, we cannot be. Our life is part of being together with existence. And the more you are together with existence, the more alive you are. That's why you must live totally, live intensely, because the deeper your living is, the more you are in contact with existence.
You are born of it; every moment you are renewed, rejuvenated, resurrected by each of your breaths, by each of your heartbeats - existence is taking care of you.
Move with life with a deep trust wheresoever it leads.
Don't create your own goal; if you create your own goal you will become false.
Life has no goal; if you have a goal you are against life.
Life moves not like a business, it moves like poetry; life moves not from the head, it moves from the heart - it is a romance.
Trust is needed, doubt won't be helpful.
Life is not scientific, it is irrational.
Life doesn't believe in the logicians, it believes in love, in the poets, it believes in the mystics.
It is a mystery to be lived, not a riddle to be solved - it is not a puzzle, it is not a problem.
The secret is open, only you are closed.
It is revealed everywhere: in each tree, in each leaf, in every ray of the sun it is revealed - but you are closed.
Let life have something of the romantic in it,
Something like adventure.
Millions of beauties and splendors are waiting for you.
You go on moving around and around,
Never entering into the temple of life.
The door is the heart.
So, the real intelligence is of the heart.
It is not intellectual, it is emotional.
It is not like thinking, it is like feeling.
It is not logic, it is love.
A religious person has nothing to do with organized religion,
But he has something to do with the inner poetry,
The poetry of life.
He has something to do with the inner dance;
He has a dancing energy.
He is in deep romance with life,
He is in romantic love with life.
He is immensely grateful for each moment of joy
That God goes on giving.
And we are not even worthy.
We don't deserve it.
We have not earned it.
It is a gift.
Sharing your joy is good,
It is great virtue.
In fact, all other virtues are by-products
Of sharing your bliss.
Sharing is the very foundation,
Share your truth,
Share your meditation,
Share your love.
Share whatsoever inner beauty arises in you,
Whatsoever inner glow arises in you.
Show your inner flame and
Never be a miser,
And you will become richer and richer,
And there is no end to that richness.
Love happens when you are ready to share
With another human being.
Prayer happens when you are ready to share
Meditation happens when you are ready to share
Beauty happens when you are ready to share
With a flower, or with a star, or with a bird on the wing.
Whenever you share,
There is beauty,
There is truth,
There is happiness.
Tensions are our guests,
We have invited them.
Relaxation is our nature.
We don't have to invite it.
You don't have to relax;
You have just to stop inviting tensions,
And relaxation will start on its own accord.
In your very being,
In every fiber,
In every cell of your being,
There will be relaxation.
This relaxation is the beginning of meditation.
Love is the most precious pearl in the world.
Unless a man is full of love
He remains poor.
He may have all the riches of the world,
That doesn't make any difference.
The outer richness cannot
Fulfill your inner emptiness;
Outwardly one can be the emperor,
Inwardly one remains a beggar.
And vice versa is possible too:
If one is full of love,
One is an emperor inside.