Archives for posts with tag: Inner Self

20140731-063838.jpgDay 11 – Everybody Is Creative

Thought for the day: As I go through the day, I allow my creativity to spring forth

Daily Quote:
A creative act enhances the beauty of the world. It gives something to the world, it never takes anything from it.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about creativity.

Osho said that we have a limited view of creativity. This is something we have learned.

Everyone can be creative. It is not in the activity itself, but is in the attitude… the inner approach or how we look at things… that makes us all creative. It is in the way we love, enjoy, and being grateful for what we are doing or creating.

We can do any activity (i.e. dancing, poetry, etc.) in a noncreative way. But when we add quality to what we are doing, then even if we just sit silently, we are being creative.

Everyone is born creative, but we have forgotten that through what we learned from our culture, society, or other learned conditioning. Osho advises to observe children as they play and create–as they enjoy whatever they are doing, because they have not given into conditioning yet. They are simply enjoying and sharing. We can learn from them.

We, each of us, were born here in this life for a reason. Each of us is a major contributor in this life. Be creative and share your creativity with the world.

Excerpt from the course:
Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing it is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it, whatsoever it is – irrelevant of the fact of what it is.”

(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

20140730-170321.jpgDay 10 – How To Slow Down

Thought for the day: Since I am a human BEING, today I focus less on doing and more on simply being

Daily Quote:
Women can wait, and they can wait infinitely, their patience is infinite. It has to be so, because a child has to be carried for nine months. And look at a mother, a woman who is just about to be a mother: she becomes more beautiful, she attains a different type of grace, an aura surrounds her. Now she is blooming, soon she will flower.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about slowing down.

Excerpt from the course:
Life is not going anywhere; there is no goal to it, no destination. Life is non-purposive, it simply is. Unless this understanding penetrates your heart, you cannot slow down. Slowing down is not a question of any “how”; it is not a question of technique, method… Change your basic philosophy: that of an achiever. Relax into your being.”

Before I started meditating, I did not understand how to “slow down.” I am Aquarian. We think, act, walk, and sometimes “know” in lightning speeds. There is no such thing as “slow down” in our dictionary. It’s a totally foreign concept.

The herniated disc was my lesson in “slowing down,” and my few weeks of medical leave last year, became my body, mind, and spirit overhaul. It forced me to look at my life–what the past was trying to teach me, how my present was unfolding, and how I wanted to approach my future for my best and highest good.

Before the herniated disc, I worked like a dog. My life was crazier. Our society conditioned us to go, go, go… But where were we going? A stressful and quick way to deterioration…

Have you been feeling or even felt your own “slow down?” And I mean, your personal “wake up” call–where you are made to really look at your life and see if that’s what you want your life to be? I think that is the beginning of a “slow down” which would eventually lead you to a more peaceful way to be.

(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

20140730-154101.jpgDay 9 – The Integration of Body, Mind and Soul

Thought for the day: Each day new activities become my meditation

Daily Quote:
Learn the art of celebrating yourself – for no reason, for no cause. Just to be is enough, more than enough. To be part of the whole is such a great metamorphosis that you cannot resist – you have to dance, you have to sing, you have to express your joy, your blissfulness.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is all about different kinds of meditations.

Excerpt from the course:
Drop old ideas of meditations, that just sitting underneath a tree with a yoga posture is meditation. That is only one of the ways, and may be suitable for a few people but is not suitable for all… Running can be a meditation – jogging, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation.”

I was one of those people who thought meditation was sitting under a tree, cross-legged, etc. LOL! Until, that is, I started meditating and figured it all out for myself.

When I was sick in bed and had difficulty walking due to my herniated disc, I meditated on my bed, stayed quiet, did my best to focus and quiet the mind, and I was able to find relief from pain.

When I got better, I would take long walks in nature and by 2.5 miles, I would feel very spiritually connected.

I learned that when I listen and/or sing certain mantras while meditating (from the last Mentors Channel meditation series with Deva Premal and Miten), I could feel my chakras (or energy centers) vibrate, cleanse, or heal.

Prayer is a deep form of meditation to me.

When I am writing or even just quietly focused on creating something and I get in the “zone,” those were different forms of meditations to me.

Meditation is what you do that get you connected to you and to the beautiful Spirit that is within you.

How do you “meditate”?

(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

20140728-235159.jpgDay 8 – It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy

Thought for the day: Today I call on my intelligence to create something wonderful

Daily Quote:
Meditation is fire – it burns your thoughts, your desires, your memories; it burns the past and the future. It burns your mind and the ego. It takes away all that you think that you are. It is a death and a rebirth, a crucifixion and a resurrection. You are born anew. You lose your old identity totally, and you attain to a new vision of life.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how to learn to be happy.

Osho said that we have learned, over time, to repress happiness. It is now important to learn to be happy and to respect not only the happiness we cultivate, but also to respect other people’s happiness, rather than be envious or jealous.

In order to be happy, you need intelligence. Osho’s meaning of intelligence is not about being intellectual however. It is about gaining insight from within, to be guided from within and not from without, to walk your truth, to take risks, and to be creative (co-create your life). This is how to cultivate happiness.

(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

20140727-231503.jpgDay 7 – Watching The Mind

Thought for the day: I am willing to be a witness to my mind, without judgment

Daily Quote:
This is the only distinction between the dream and the real: reality allows you to doubt, and the dream does not allow you to doubt….

To me, the capacity to doubt is one of the greatest blessings to humanity.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how to be a witness to your mind.

Many Spiritual Teachers and Mentors advice that it is important to be the master of your thoughts. It’s not an easy thing to do! Even when you know that you attract what you think…

However, I have found that meditation and a focus to turn my thoughts around do help, when my mind is on a roll. Also, I try not to beat myself up these days. All is well, and I can always change my thoughts as soon as I catch myself.

Osho advises to not worry too much about your thoughts. It’s natural. Instead stop what you are doing and focus on quieting the mind. You will find gaps and openings in which you can distance yourself from thoughts. Then focus on the present. The sudden change will give you a chance to regroup… from here you can quiet the mind.

Or… You can change the thoughts to better, peaceful, or loving ones. 😊

The course is followed by techniques to help with watching the mind.

From the course:
Mind exists with your cooperation or your conflict…When you fight with the mind, you are giving energy to it…So whether you cooperate or you conflict, in both the cases the mind becomes stronger and stronger. Just watch. Just be a witness. And, by and by, you will see gaps arising.”

(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

20140726-092255.jpgDay 6 – Living Dangerously

Thought for the day: There is always enough time to play

Daily Quote:
When the seed becomes a sprout it is going into something unknown. When the sprout starts growing flowers it is again a movement into the unknown. And when the fragrance leaves the flowers — again, a quantum leap into the unknown. Life needs courage at each step.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about allowing yourself to live.

It is always very amazing to me that when I am having a problem learning or understanding a soul or personal lesson that I encounter some sort of help! HaHa!

I have been working on how to live in this world without guarding and protecting myself all the time. Over the last few days, I started to feel myself close up regarding someone. I wanted to understand this person’s intentions toward me. In the process, I started to want to protect myself.

Osho’s course and meditation today is about taking down the armor! Isn’t it fitting?

“Living dangerously” is allowing yourself to open to all possibilities of life. If you don’t take risks, how can you know? If you protect yourself from life’s experiences, how can you grow?

The goal of life is to play in it. Don’t be afraid to live it as if it’s your last day.

You carry an armor around you. It is just an armor – it is not clinging to you. You are clinging to it, so when you become aware, you can simply drop it. The armor is dead. If you don’t carry it, it will disappear.” ~Osho

The course followed with a process of meditation to remove a layer of armor around yourself, but still feel safe and secure.

From the course:
Play should remain your life, your center of life. Work should be as a means towards play. Work in the office and work in the factory and work in the shop, but just to have time, opportunity, to play… Play means doing something for its own sake. To live dangerously means to live life as if each moment is its own end.”

(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

20140726-083832.jpgDay 5 – Love and Meditation Should Go Hand in Hand

Thought for the day: I ground my love through daily meditation

Daily Quote:
Be ordinary. Nothing is wrong with ordinariness, because in your very ordinariness you are extraordinary.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how Love and Meditation together will bring you harmony.

Going within… To calm yourself, your mind… will give you the chance to find clarity and solutions to any problems, including those arising from love.

Funny how I just wrote that–“problems arising from love.” Lately, I have been thinking how the idea of love can get so blurred. Love is the ultimate gift, but sometimes it gets terribly blamed for all sorts of things between people.

It is an innocent bystander, but sometimes it is used to close one’s heart, i.e. “I have loved, got hurt, don’t want to love again.” Sometimes it is used as a weapon, i.e. “I can’t believe I ever loved someone like you.” I could go on and on with more examples from what is happening in our society today.

Imagine if even only one person in a relationship meditate. This person will have found the gift of self-love, would have the clarity and focus to steer drama away and find solutions to couple problems he/she can bring to the table.

Imagine if both people meditate. They will probably have more love to give to one another, more harmony, less drama, and less strain.

The message followed with a lesson in meditation where you imagine your heart center (chakra) as a bud. You could choose any flower you wish. You expel all the air in your lungs, pause, and when the air rushes back in, allow the petals of your flower to bloom.

What a beautiful meditation! It’s a moment where you are allowing your “heart” to open, allowing for self-love, and allowing for love to grow for others.

This meditation can also be used when you are feeling anxious, jealous, etc., to let love back in! I really like day 5’s lesson.

From the course:
When you are in love, don’t forget meditation… Love is only going to show you who you are, where you are. And it is good that love makes you alert…Now is the time to meditate. If love and meditation go together, you will have both wings, you will have a balance. Love and meditate, meditate and love, and slowly, slowly you will see a new harmony arising in you. Only that harmony will make you contented.”

(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

20140724-182634.jpgDay 4 – The Art of Living in Balance

Thought for the day: I accept all that life offers me today, knowing nothing is static

Daily Quote:
If you can love and if you can laugh, totally, wholeheartedly, your life will become such a bliss and a benediction, not only to yourself but to everyone else. You will be a blessing to the world.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about living in balance.

Osho used the tightrope walker as an analogy. He believes that to stay in the middle is not living. As there is night and day, light and dark… we often move forward and back to keep in balance on the tightrope that is life.

We should appreciate life, both the sadness and joy. From sadness, we learn to appreciate the joys of life.

From the course:
Life consists of extremes. Life is a tension between the opposites. To be exactly in the middle forever means to be dead. The middle is only a theoretical possibility; only once in a while are you in the middle, as a passing phase. It is like walking on a tightrope; you can never be exactly in the middle for any length of time. If you try, you will fall.”

(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

20140723-115259.jpgDay 3 – Meditations on Anger

Thought for the day: Today I acknowledge any feelings of anger and allow them to harmlessly pass by

Daily Quote:
The science for transformation of life is called meditation. Through analysis, physical science reaches the atom and atomic power, but meditation reaches the soul and soul power.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is on anger, and how best to deal with it and other negative emotions.

He spoke about repression vs. expression–that people are often stuck either on one extreme or even between them.

If you hold on to anger, more likely the anger will build, and there will be time when anger erupts. Then again, what if anger is expressed in such a way that could hurt others?

In the process of what I call a very intense Spiritual and personal growth over the last two years and I am sure for many, many more years to come, I have been facing a lot of things from my past, my baggages, and many more to grow and be a better soulful, loving, and mindful person.

Although I already believed in reincarnation and soul growth, when I heard… “You are a Spiritual being having a human experience,” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardan, spoken by several people, the more I heard it, the more I came to understand and the more willing I was to face things I had avoided. And when I do face obstacles, I am beginning to automatically ask myself, “what is it I need to learn from this person/situation?”

Over the last few weeks, I have been constantly reminded to become an observer in my life. Whether I am facing deep emotions, learning lessons, or things just seem out of control, I am to step back and become an impartial observer to see why and how I am reacting, what the true issue really is, and the possible solutions and answers (from a loving standpoint) to what I am working on in order to release, heal, or forgive.

Interestingly enough, being an observer is the solution Osho presented today. It seems like I am being reminded again. 😉

From the course:
We pour our energy into anger, then only does it become vital. It has no energy of its own; it depends on our cooperation. In watching, the cooperation is broken; you are no more supporting it. It will be there, for a few moments, a few minutes, and then it will be gone. Finding no roots in you, finding you unavailable, seeing that you are far away, a watcher on the hills, it will dissipate, it will disappear. And that disappearance is beautiful. That disappearance is a great experience.”

Osho follows up with a process for a meditation that will help break the pattern of accumulation of anger over and over again. This is helpful until you have a chance to face your anger and what triggers it, and take the necessary steps to forgive and heal.

(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

20140722-213844.jpgDay 2 – Meditations on Love and Relationship

Thought for the day: I am ready to experience love in every moment of my life

Daily Quote: “Sometimes lovers feel that when love is there, they are not. To feel this in love is easy because love is gratifying, but to feel it in hate is difficult because hate is not gratifying. Lovers, deep lovers, have felt that it is not that they “love” – love is not an activity – rather, they have become love.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is L O V E.

Osho wanted to convey the difference between a “relationship” and “relating.”

Here is an excerpt:
“Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues.”

I love the part, “love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends.” Relationships are hard work, and from my past (and those of others) and all that I have been learning through self-love and what love truly means to me, I feel it is important to cultivate love and gratefulness for the other person.

It takes two to be a loving pair, and if love is the foremost force or energy between two people, and all actions are based on love and through loving intentions, I believe love continues and grow to new heights.

Osho’s course today also provided two meditations. The first is for self-love. The second one is for couple work.

Self-love is important. If a person cannot love him/herself, he/she is incapable of loving others.

(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

%d bloggers like this: