In OSHO's words... lives the possibility of many various interpretations in meaning. I really love how life is like that...how our minds extracts meaning, adds meaning, rejects things..based on whatever resonates in the moment.
This resonates so deeply with me in this very moment.
What I'd like to offer first though... is what this does NOT mean to me.
This does NOT mean, don't be your word, don't have accountability, never make workable agreements that line up with the best interest of all parties involved. It does not mean, I can do whatever the hell I want regardless of the impact on you, us, the world at large. , I don't hear any of that when I read this.
This resonates with me because in my own Love Affair with Thy Self Journey, which is a personal one. The one that's specifically designed to my unique and sometimes odd nature.
The more I move into moving the way love moves, the more I listen to my desires, the more I practice my transcendental mediation, the more I love all of me...the more I trust my own self...the more joyful I become.
The more joyful I become, The less interested I become in being confined by others rules.
The less interested I become by being confined by others rules, the more practice I am getting on how to be reverent with people who need me to think like them. I can't. I can only think like me. I'm polite enough to decline an invitation if I know my wholeness, fullness and freedom isn't accepted. That is me being reverent and respectful of others. If I know myself well enough to know I can not give my word to something, That is my personal integrity. There is no reason to try and convince me to go against myself for any reason.
have you noticed....
People who have an issue with selfish people, worry so much about people being selfish, they sort of hear everything as "oh, there it is...selfish humans again!" They spot what they don't like. That's kind of how it goes....
People who are disciplining little humans have an issue with freedom because the little humans still need guidance, rules and regulations of some sort because some things they really don't have the capacity to make choices that would keep them alive. Their world view is in alignment with their world.
We really do SEE what we are, who we are and from the lens of our own world view.
It's really wild. The journey...
All you have to do is stand back and observe through reverence, time and experience and you get who people are. They will show you.
I remember a relationship I had, if he wanted to go away for 5 days for a guys trip, I viewed that as an opportunity to do what I love. There was nothing in me that felt a desire to stop him or view that as a problem. It Felt great to me personally. He's living his life as he desires and I have so many interests and I love my own company so very much. It's cool with me.
Yet, loving freely in that way was not something he had the capacity to handle.
More accurately- there was a price to pay but the price was pending: If he had something fun to do, he was all about me being in my flow. No price to pay, "as long as,"
If he didn't have anything equally exciting to him, there was nothing in him that wanted me to be having the time of my life without him or I was supposed to invite him. As if I was his cruise director or something. It was the funniest thing actually. "I want you to be my cruise director but only during the times that I don't have anything else going on. And when I have nothing going on you MUST invite me and if you don't, that hurts my feelings. Otherwise, I'm good."
This is the crazy people bring into their relationships. All I could do was laugh because some things are so crazy, they are actually pretty cute. I've been in enough relationships these past however many years now to know...everyone brings a little bit of their crazy INTO the relationship. There is no escape...everyone has something. That's just the way it is.
I think I was supposed to do something or mention something or try to change this in him but I couldn't.
I don't know that I have the capacity to care about things -I don't actually care about.
I don't struggle with some things, I struggle with other things.
It seemed to me, the opportunity was to grow, not to point out his flawed nature. Grow it or just suffer. And in areas where it was my issues I had the same choices, the same options, I could grow it or suffer.
This to me is what the above quote means....