20140805-000954.jpgDay 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness

Thought for the day: As I release any tension in my body, my mind follows

Daily Quote:
We are given only one moment at a time, so to live rightly one needs only to know how to live rightly in the moment. One need not worry about the whole of life. If you can take care of the present moment you have taken care of your whole life; then everything will fall into line by itself.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about giving up control and letting go.

Giving up control (and allowing for the natural unfolding of things) and letting go are difficult! I know, I am still working on them! 😁

According to Osho, not feeling in control and not living in the present moment causes all the tension (i.e. from constant battle to feel safe and secure, from frantic preparation for the future, from stressing yourself out, etc.) in your body and in your life.

The only way to deal with tension and stress is to relax. To relax is to slow down. To slow down is to live in the present moment. To live in the present is to trust… Trusting that everything will unfold the way they are supposed to for the highest good of all.

I think today’s meditation is a message I needed to hear today. I needed this beautiful reminder.

Relax. Let go. Live in the present moment. Trust.

Excerpt from the course
Relax the circumference of your being – relax your body, relax your behavior, relax your acts. Walk in a relaxed way, eat in a relaxed way, talk, listen in a relaxed way. Slow down every process. Don’t be in a hurry and don’t be in haste. Move as if all eternity is available to you.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening