Motivational Quotes

“Marriage was an economic institution in which you were given a partnership for life in terms of children and social status and succession and companionship.  but now we want our partner to still give us all these things, but in addition I want you to be my best friend and my trusted confidant and my passionate lover to boot, and we live twice as long.  So we come to one person, and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide: Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence and mystery and awe all in one.  Give me comfort, give me edge.  Give me novelty, give me familiarity.  Give me predictability, give me surprise.  And we think it’s a given, and toys and lingerie are going to save us with that.” ~ Esther Perel, via Modern Romance

“You are special, and there is no need to want to be special.  You are special, you are unique—existence never creates anything less than that.  Everyone is unique, utterly unique.  There has been no person like you before, and there will never be a person like you again.  Consciousness has taken this form for the first time and the last time, so there is no need to try to become special: you already are.  If you are trying to be special, you will become ordinary.  Your very effort is rooted in misunderstanding.  It will create confusion because when you try to become special, you have taken one thing for grated—that you are not special.  You have become ordinary already.  You have missed the point.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“The child wants to go out while it is raining and wants to dance in the rain: ‘No! You will get a cold.’  A cold is not a cancer, but a child who has been prevented from dancing in the rain, and has never been able again to dance, has missed something great, something really beautiful.  A cold would have been worthwhile—and it is not that he will necessarily have a cold.  In fact, the more you protect him, the more he becomes vulnerable.  The more you allow him, the more he becomes immune.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Have you ever seen a bird poor?  Animals in the forest—nobody is poor, nobody is rich.  In fact, you don’t even see fat birds and thin birds.  All the crows are almost identical; you cannot even recognize which is which.  Why?  They enjoy; they don’t hoard.  Even to become fat means you are hoarding inside the body—that is the indication of a miserly mind.  Misers become constipated; they cannot even throw out their waste.  They hoard, they control even defecation, they go on hoarding even rubbish.  Hoarding is a habit.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Yes, there are problems, I agree. There are great problems.  Life is such a hell.  Misery is there, poverty is there, violence is there, all kinds of madnesses are afloat, that’s true—but still, I insist the problem arises in the individual soul.  The problem is there because individuals are in chaos.  The total chaos is nothing but a combined phenomenon: we have all poured our chaos into it.  The world is nothing but a relationship; we are related with each other.  If I am neurotic and you are neurotic, then the relationship will be even more neurotic—it is multiplied, not just doubled.  And everybody is neurotic; hence, the world is neurotic.  The beginning has to be with you: You are the ‘world problem.’  So don’t avoid the reality of your inner world—that is the first thing.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Kill desires—you will not find any blood coming out of them, because they are bloodless.  But kill a need, and there will be bloodshed.  Kill a need, and a part of you will die.  Kill a desire, and you will not die.  Rather, on the contrary, you will become freer.  More freedom will come out of dropping desires.  If you can become a person of need and no desires, you are already on the path, and heaven is not far off.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Sexual energy is a wastage if it remains only confined to sex, but it becomes a great blessing if it starts transforming its quality.  Enter into sex not for sex’s sake—use sex as a communion of love.  Use sex as a meeting of two souls, not only of two bodies.  Use sex as a meditative dance of two persons’ energies.  The dance is far richer when man and woman are dancing together, and sex is the ultimate in dance: two energies meeting, merging, dancing, rejoicing.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Meditation cannot be purchased, love cannot be purchased, friendship cannot be purchased, gratitude cannot be purchased—but nobody is concerned with these things.  Everything else, the whole world of things, can be purchased.  So every child starts climbing the ladder of ambitions, and he knows if he has money, then everything is possible.  The society breeds the idea of ambition, of being powerful, of being rich.  It is an absolutely wrong society.  It creates psychologically sick, insane people.  And when they have reached the goal that the society and the educational system have given to them, they find themselves at a dead end.  The road ends; there is nothing beyond.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Money is a loaded subject because man’s psychology is full of greed; otherwise, it is a simple means of exchanging things, a perfect means.  There is nothing wrong in it, but the way we have worked it out, everything seems to be wrong.  If you don’t have money, you are condemned; your whole life is a curse, and for your whole life, you are trying to get money by any means.  If you have money, it does not change the basic thing: You still want more, and there is no end to wanting more.  When finally, you have too much money—even though it is not enough, it is never enough, but it is more than anybody else has—then you start feeling guilty, because the means that you have used to accumulate the money are ugly, inhuman, violent.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Heaven is not a goal; heaven is the presence right now.  If you are present, the divine is available.  If you live in the moment, you are enlightened; there is no other enlightenment.  And then ordinary life is so extraordinary.  Then to be just a nobody is so fulfilling.  I call this whole approach sannyas: dropping the goals, the purposes, the future—becoming part of existence this very moment, not postponing it.  Then in this very moment, a great explosion is possible in you: the ego disappears, you are no more, but the divine is.  And that is bliss and that is truth.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“[The] will to power is the greatest sickness man has suffered from.  And all our educational systems, all our religions, all our cultures and societies are in absolute support of this sickness.  Everybody wants his child to be the greatest in the world.  Listen to mothers talking about their children, as if they have all given birth to Alexander the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Joseph Stalin, Ronald Reagan… Billions of people are rushing toward power.  One has to understand that this tremendous urge to power is arising from an emptiness within you.  A man who is not power-oriented is fulfilled, contented, at ease, at home as he is.  His very being is an immense gratitude to existence; nothing more is to be asked.  Whatever has been given to you, you had never asked for.  It is a sheer gift out of the abundance of existence.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“You ask, ‘Why am I always daydreaming about the future?’  You are daydreaming about the future because you have not tasted the present.  Start tasting the present.  Find a few moments where you are simply delighting.  Looking at the trees, just be the look.  Listening to the birds, just be a listening ear; let them reach to your deepest core.  Let their song spread all over your being.  Sitting by the side of the ocean, just listen to the wild roar of the waves, become one with it… because that wild roar of the waves has no past, no future.  If you can tune yourself with it, you will also become a wild roar.  Hug a tree and relax into it.  Feel its green shape rushing into your being.  Lie down on the sand, forget the world, commune with the sand, the coolness of it; feel the coolness saturating you.  Go to the river, swim, and let the river swim within you.  Splash around, and become the splashing.  Do whatsoever you feel you enjoy, and enjoy it totally.  In those few moments, the past and future will disappear and you will be here now.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Become a little more aware, and try to bring your consciousness more and more to the facticity of existence.  See this flower; don’t think about that flower.  Listen to this word I am uttering, not to that word that I am going to utter.  Look right now.  If you postpone even for a single, split moment, you miss.  And then it becomes a habit, an ingrained habit.  Tomorrow also you will miss, and the day after tomorrow also, because you will remain the same.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

“Each desire is born out of the past, and each desire is projected in the future.  The past and the future constitute your whole mind.  Analyze the mind, dissect it, and you will find only two things: the past and the future.  You will not find even an iota of the present, not even a single atom.  And the present is the only reality, the only existence, the only dance there is.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition

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