From the OSHO Transformation Tarot – Card 18 – Meditation
Write up on the card:
Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness. When you are eating, eat totally--chew totally, taste totally, smell totally. Touch your bread, feel the texture. Smell the bread, smell the flavor. Chew it, let it dissolve into your being, and remain conscious--and you are meditating. And then meditation is not separate from life.This card was especially appropriate for me this morning. As I have been getting busier with consulting, I am finding that I am changing my meditation times, and the length of time that I am meditating. I am making the meditation separate from the normal acts of my life, where I can meditate at any time. I am squeezing meditation out.
Whenever meditation is separate from life, something is wrong. It becomes life-negative. Then one starts thinking of going to a monastery or to a Himalayan cave. Then one wants to escape from life, because life seems to be a distraction from meditation.
Life is not a distraction, life is an occasion for meditation.
I wondered why? I realized that my Ego was becoming more active and that it was telling me that I did not need to meditate.
I realize that I need to move back into that flow of all things.
I needed this card today!