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The Heart is the gate to Mysteries
Opening the Heart
Osho says that we are all hung up in the head. That is our only problem, the only one problem. And there is only one solution: get down from the head into the heart and all problems disappear. They are created by the head. And suddenly everything is so clear and so transparent that one is surprised how one was continuously inventing problems.
Mysteries remain but problems disappear. Mysteries abound but problems evaporate. And mysteries are beautiful. They are not to be solved. They have to be lived.
How about you?
Do you listen to your inner voice often?
From Head to Heart
The first point: try to be headless. Visualize yourself as headless; move headlessly. It sounds absurd, but it is one of the most important exercises. Try it, and then you will know. Walk, and feel as if you have no head. In the beginning it will be only 'as if'. It will be very weird. When the feeling comes to you that you have no head, it will be very weird and strange. But by and by you will settle down at the heart.
You may have seen that someone who is blind has keener ears, more musical ears. Blind people are more musical; their feeling for music is deeper. Why? The energy that ordinarily moves through the eyes now cannot move through them, so it chooses a different path - it moves through the ears. Blind people have a deeper sensitivity of touch. If a blind person touches you, you will feel the difference, because we ordinarily do much work with touch through our eyes: we are touching each other through our eyes. A blind person cannot touch through the eyes, so the energy moves through his hands. He is more sensitive than anyone who has eyes. Sometimes it may not be so, but generally it is so.
Energy starts moving from another center if one center is not there. So, try this exercise in headlessness - and suddenly you will feel a strange thing: it will be as if for the first time you are at the heart. Walk headlessly. Sit down to meditate, close your eyes and simply feel that there is no head. Feel, 'My head has disappeared'. In the beginning it will be just 'as if', but by and by you will feel that the head has really disappeared. And when you feel that your head has disappeared, your center will fall down to the heart - immediately! You will be looking at the world through the heart and not through the head.
Meditate standing before your mirror in the bathroom. Look deep into your eyes and feel that you are looking from the heart. By and by the heart center will begin to function. And when the heart functions, it changes your total personality, the total structure, the whole pattern, because the heart has its own way.
So, first try headlessness. Secondly, be more loving, because love cannot function through the head. Be more loving! That is why, when someone is in love, he loses his head. People say that he has gone mad. If you are not in love and mad, then you are not really in love. The head must be lost. If the head is there unaffected, functioning ordinarily, then love is not possible, because for love you need the heart to function - not the head.
When you can look through the heart, the whole universe looks like one unity. When you approach through the mind, the whole world becomes atomic. There is no unity. The heart gives a unitary experience. It joins together and the ultimate synthesis is God. If you can look through the heart, the whole universe looks like one.
That oneness is God.