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20140814-185701.jpgDay 21 – Zorba the Buddha, the Ultimate Synthesis

Thought for the day: I embrace both the Zorba and the Buddha within me

Daily Quote:
Everybody is telling you to keep a low profile. Why? Such a small life, why keep a low profile? Jump as high as you can. Dance as madly as you can.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about being able to live life fully and be spiritual too.

You can have it all… To live life fully and be spiritual too.

As you may have read before, I believe in reincarnation. I am grateful for this life and the opportunity to experience as many things as possible.

I have a chance to try different foods from different cultures. I have a chance to explore different places and get to learn different languages and cultures. I have a chance to be a better person as work through karma, and experience more grace and dharma. I have a chance to explore who I really am–especially my spirituality, and celebrate the masterpiece that is me.

Life is so short, enjoy it. Live the masterpiece that is you!

Excerpt from the course
“Zorba the Buddha”, is Osho’s vision of a new man who is whole, not split between materialism and spirituality – a person able to celebrate every aspect of life. Zorba the Greek, as portrayed in an old movie, is a man who embraces the pleasures of the body through all his senses. He enjoys life to the fullest. Zorba is playfulness. The other dimension of the new man is represented by ‘Buddha’, the embodiment of the spiritual, the silence and awareness that lie beyond the material world, or hidden in its deepest depths. For Osho, these two are complementary, not divisive. His vision is the synthesis of Zorba and Buddha.

Zorba is the foundation and Buddha is the palace. Buddha is the peak, but the foundation stones are laid by Zorba. It will be foolish to choose to be a Buddha without having the foundation stones. The Buddha is asleep in the Zorba. It has to be awakened. And nobody can awaken you except life itself. First become a Zorba, a flower of this earth, and earn the capacity through it to become a Buddha – the flower of the other world.”

(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
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness
Day 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me
Day 18 – Sex, Love And Meditation
Day 19 – Living In Joy
Day 20 – Maturity: The Responsibility Of Being Oneself

20140731-235910.jpgDay 12 – Intuition – Tuition From Within

Thought for the day: I pay more attention to my intuition and follow its advice

Daily Quote:
Once you start living the life of truth, authenticity, of your original face, all troubles by and by disappear because your inner conflict drops and you are no longer divided. Your voice has a unity then, your whole being becomes an orchestra.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about intuition.

Intuition comes from within. It is our inner guidance. We sometimes feel it in our gut, when something feels off or or as a hunch. We often feel this in our “Hara” (Japanese) or “Tan T’ien” (Chinese) which is the contact center of our body and soul (aka Chi) located about two inches below our navel.

Have you ever done something and regretted it, and realized that prior to your action, you received an inner knowing not to do it, but you ignored it anyway?

When you don’t follow your hunch or your gut feeling, what happens?

For me, I learn tougher lessons when I don’t follow my intuition! HaHa

But it’s hard to discern sometimes, right? Lucky for us, today’s course is followed by a meditation process that will help strengthen the Hara to help us find balance in our lives and also strengthen our inner guidance–our intuition. Register for the course at Mentors Channel to view the complete meditation process.

Excerpt from the course:
You can always go into your intuition energy and you will always find right advice. That is what, in the East, they have always been calling the Inner Guru, your Inner Master. Once your intuition has started functioning, you need not go and ask any outer guru for any advice. Intuition is in tune with oneself, totally in tune with oneself. And out of that tuning, solutions arise from nowhere.”

(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

20140426-212557.jpgThis is the second week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week two focuses on connecting with the seven chakra centers to “build a grounded state of peace and possibility.” Week two will activate what we found within last week.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)

Today we activate the 6th Chakra, the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, which will help us get in tune with our intuition.

Intuition is that inner knowingness. We all have this in us, kind of a built-in mechanism, but sometimes we have a hard time listening or even trusting it. Sometimes, we even block our receptivity to it. For me, that happens when I worry or doubt or when I am riding an emotional roller coaster.

I was more intuitive as a child, when I had utmost trust in the flow. As I grew older, I gave in to outer guidance more and more.

Today, I am trying to reclaim what I once had as a child, because I am realizing for myself that when I trust my intuition, things are easier, I make better choices, my perception is better, and I feel less like I am swimming upstream in life.

Today’s centering thought is “my inner wisdom wisely guides my actions.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Hakini Namaha, which means “I activate my intuition.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)

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