People usually divide their life into two areas : WORKING & RELAXING. They think it is impossible to relax and feel peaceful, while working or doing any activity. If they have to steal some time away from their busy work schedule for meditation, it is not going to ever happen. Given today’s hectic life style everybody needs a dose of meditation, because life has become so stressful, that if they don’t get a MEDITATION PILL to calm their nerves, their tensions will translate into physical ailments.
Osho has devised many short meditations for the modern man, They are as easy as popping a pill. If you are going for an important meeting, and you are bored to death listening to a long presentation, or you feel suffocated working in the cramped office, don’t carry this irritation inside the heart. While you are in this situation, try this Osho meditation.
If you can, close your eyes, but if you cannot, then start with exhaling as deeply as you can, throw the air out. After exhaling deeply, pull your belly in and remain in this position for a few seconds. DON’T INHALE for a few seconds. Then allow the body to inhale deeply. Again, stop for a few seconds. The gap should be the same as you retain the breath out. If you retain for 3 secs, retain the breath in for 3 secs. Exhale totally and inhale totally, and make a rhythm. Immediately, you will feel a change coming into your whole being. With the throwing out of the air, the mood will be thrown out too.
What happens is that as you start creating a rhythm, your mind is diverted from your problem. . You cannot be angry, because your mind is now filled with this new activity. You are completely absorbed in it, so the co-operation with anger is broken.——– Secondly, this type of exhaling and inhaling CLEANSES THE WHOLE BODY. When you empty your lungs and don’t inhale for a few seconds, the whole body throws all that is poisonous into the blood. A gap is created in the body. In that gap all the poisonous gasses get mixed with breathing, so with the next exhalation, they are thrown out. Your mind becomes calm, because breath and the mind affect each other closely.
By doing this for a few minutes, you will find that the situation is the same, but YOU HAVE CHANGED ——— you become peaceful and relaxed AMIDST THE WHOLE CHAOS.
——– Amrit Sadhana