You could have a great love affair with life

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

There is really no such thing as conditional love and unconditional love: it is just that there are conditions and there is love. Th­e moment there is a condition, it just amounts to a transaction. Maybe a convenient transaction, maybe a good arrangement – maybe many of you made excellent arrangements in life – but that will not fulfil you; that will not transport you to another dimension.

We need to recognize what is a transaction and what is truly a love affair. A love affair need not be with any particular person; you could be having a great love affair, not with anybody in particular, but with life.

Wishing Tree

If you generate a powerful thought and let it out, it will always manifest itself. Th­e reason why for one person success comes so easily and naturally, while for another it is a struggle, is because one person thinks the way he wants to, and another thinks against himself. A well-established or well-organized human mind is referred to as a kalpavriksha, or a wishing tree that grants any boon.

In this mind, whatever you ask for becomes a reality. All you need to do is to develop the mind to a point where it becomes a kalpavriksha, not a source of madness. ­

Love is never between two people. It is what happens within you, and what happens within you need not be enslaved to someone else. Fourteen to twenty minutes daily, go sit with something that means nothing to you – maybe a tree, or a pebble, or a worm or an insect. After some time, you will fi­nd you can look upon it with as much love as you do with your wife or husband or your mother or your child.

Maybe the worm does not know this. That doesn’t matter. If you can look at everything lovingly, the whole world becomes beautiful in your experience. You realize love is not something that you do; love is the way you are. ­

To create what you really care for, the ­first and foremost thing is that what you want must be well manifested in your mind. Is that what you really want? Do this carefully. How many times in your life you have thought ‘This is it.’ The moment you get there you realized that was not it at all! So we must ­first explore what we really want. Once that is clear there is a continuous process of thought in that direction. When you maintain a steady stream of thought, without changing direction, it will manifest as a reality in your life. That’s a guarantee.

Restlessness to Restfulness

What the body needs is not sleep; what the body needs is restfulness. If you keep the body very relaxed through the day, your sleep quota will go down naturally. If work is also a form of relaxation for you, if taking a walk or exercising is also relaxation for you, you will see your sleep quota will drop even further.

If you start certain simple practices of yoga, in three to four months’ time, your pulse rate will drop at least eight to twenty counts very easily. ­That means the body is running so much more efficiently and at a relaxed pace.

­The more you delve into life, you will discover that it is an endless and unfathomable process. You cannot get it because you are it.

Excerpted from ‘Three Truths of Well Being’. The 62nd birth anniversary of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will be celebrated on September 3

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