When you are feeling good there is no problem. The problem comes when we are feeling low. The more you feel low the more you want to feel high and the more you want to feel high the more the low feeling persist. This is the only problem in life.

Guruji asks a very important question here. The question is quite revolutionary. HE questions," have you ever loved your low feelings?" This exploded like a bomb in me when I read it for the first time. He says,"the day you accept your low feelings you will become the richest person on this planet. When you feel low agree to go low!!!"

This knowledge is quite dangerous. Because if wrongly applied it may lead to a state of self pity or a state in which the mind is seeking attention and sympathy. But what Guruji is talking is something completely different. He is talking about living in total agreement and acceptance of the present moment.

Only with a proper understanding of this knowledge one can ever experience the witness consciousness and realise that I am not the thoughts or my feelings. I am not the mind. Even a momentary glimpse of this truth brings enormous freedom and joy.

I was amazed to notice, almost unconsciously how consistently I keep avoiding and denying unpleasant sensations. From moment to moment there is a tendency to escape and ignore.

Its been a very good sadhana, since the last few days I have been training myself to stare straight into the face of even the slightest unpleasantness.. Stand up, face it and keep watching! however insignificant it appears to be.

Learning to be with what is.

JGD
Rashmin

PS: If you found this post interesting you will definitely like " dealing with feelings" from the book God Loves Fun.


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12 comments:

    Jeet Bookseller said...

    This is so much what I needed now... Thank you Rashmin bhaiya...
    Jai Gurudeva!

  1. ... on May 25, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
  2. looking within said...

    That's really revolutionary:-D

  3. ... on May 26, 2010 at 5:18 AM  
  4. ashish said...

    When I see my low feelings seperated from myself as a witness and it become our habit it will give dispassion but will it not effect our will to do something creativity to achieve somethings

  5. ... on May 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
  6. Love,Swapnil :-) said...

    whoa!!! that's way too Good Bhaiya!! loved it!! :) :)
    thaankoo!! :) :)
    Love and Regards,
    Jai Gurudeva!
    Swapnil :)

  7. ... on May 26, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
  8. Raj said...

    अत्यंत अमूल्य ज्ञान
    जय गुरुदेव

  9. ... on May 27, 2010 at 2:59 AM  
  10. Rashmin said...

    Hi Ashish,
    Creativity happens in that space of witness consciousness. Dispassion is the mother of creativity.

    jgd

  11. ... on May 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
  12. sukeerti said...

    my god! awesum. Hav knwn dis but practising it can becum really difficult. U hav inspired me enuf 2 do it. N no matter how low i feel i allow myself 2 feel it instead of resisting it n making myself more restless.


    love
    sukeerti

  13. ... on May 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
  14. Vikram said...

    dear rashmin...its so so true...thnx for reminding us...jgd

  15. ... on May 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
  16. goli said...

    Thanx bhaiya for such a divine knowledge...i can connect it with the words of guruji in the astavakra gita...to be"sakshee" of every emotion..:)

  17. ... on May 28, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
  18. krishna said...

    hi bhaiya..i do this exercise whenever i feel low or even high..but at times my senses get the better of me, and i end up doing things that i later feel guilty about..how do i get over my vasanas???

  19. ... on May 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
  20. Blabber Guy said...

    Brilliant post Rashmin. The knowledge is really profound.

    Jai GuruDeva,

    Mohan.

  21. ... on June 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
  22. karpagavalli said...

    Love this! :-)

  23. ... on July 17, 2010 at 2:24 PM