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Why Meditate So Early?
Why Meditate So Early?

I wouldn't mind doing Dynamic except for getting up at the ungodly hour of 6.00 a.m. to do it!  Is any other time just as good?

     Morning is the best time to meditate. After the whole night's rest you are very close to the center of your being. It is easier to move into the center consciously early in the morning than at any other time – because for the whole night you have been there at the center, you have just left it.
     The world of a thousand and one things has not yet arisen. You are just on the way, moving towards things, moving into the outside world, but the inner center is very close, around the comer. Just a turning of the head, and you will be able to see that which is: truth, the divine, enlightenment.... You will be able to see that into which you had gone when dreams had stopped and sleep was profound, but then you were unconscious.
     Deep sleep rejuvenates because, although unconsciously, you enter into the core of your being – you still enter. All the tiredness of the outside world is taken away, and all the wounds are healed, and all the dust disappears. You have taken a bath...you have dived deep into your own being.
     In the morning when you have just awakened and you are very close to the center... Soon the periphery will take you, will possess you; you will have to go into the world of occupations.

     Before you go into that external journey, have a look, so that consciously you can see who you are. This is what meditation is all about.
     Hence, down through the ages, the morning, early morning, when the earth is awakening and the trees are awakening and the birds are awakening and the sun is awakening, when the whole atmosphere is full of awakening...you can use this situation. You can ride on this tide of awakening and you can enter into your own being, awake, alert, aware.... Your whole life will be transformed.
     Your whole day will be transformed because then you will have a different orientation.      Then you can go into the marketplace and still you will remain in contact with your inner core.
     And that is the greatest secret, the secret of the golden flower.

Osho: "The Secret of Secrets"

Cleaning the Mind Mirror
     Thoughts are like dirt, clinging to the mirror of the mind. Thoughts, desires, imaginations, memories – all are forms of dirt. Because of them the purity of the mind is lost. Because of them the capacity to reflect, the mirror – like quality of the mind is lost. A continuous cleaning is needed.
     So, meditation is not something that you do once and forget about, because each moment of life you go on gathering dust. It is just like a traveler who is traveling. Each day he goes on gathering dust on his clothes, on his body. Every day he has to take a bath to cleanse his body. Again the next day he will be gathering.

     Meditation is like a daily bath. It is not something that once you have done it, you are finished. It should become like a natural thing, matter of fact.
     As you eat, as you go to sleep, as you take a bath, meditation should become a natural part of your life. At least twice a day you should cleanse your mind.
     The best times are the morning, when you are getting ready for the day, the workaday world.... Cleanse your mind so you have clarity, so you have transparency; so you don't commit errors, mistakes; so you don't have any evil thoughts, so you don't have any egoistic thoughts. You go in a purer way to the world, you don't go with corrupting seeds. And the next best time is before you go to sleep, again meditate. The whole day the dust collects. Clean the mind again...fall asleep.

     If you really start cleaning it, you will see tremendous changes happening. If you clean it rightly before you go to sleep, dreams will disappear because dreams are nothing but the dust gathered the whole day; it goes on moving inside you, goes on creating fantasies, illusions.
     If your meditation is going rightly, your dreams will by and by disappear. Your night will become a peaceful sleep with no dreams. And if the night is without dreams, in the morning you will be able to wake up very fresh, very young, virgin.
     Then meditate again, because even if there have been no dreams, with the very passage of time, dust collects.
     Even if you have not been traveling on dusty roads, just sitting in your house, dust collects. Even if your windows are closed and doors are closed, in the morning you will find your room has gathered a little dust. Dust collects. The very passage of time is dust collecting.
     In the morning, again meditate.

    If you meditate rightly and you become a silent pool of energy, you will move in the world in a totally different way – non-conflicting, non-aggressive, in harmony. Even if somebody hates you, you will transform that energy into love.
     Then you will move in the world deeply skillfully... with the attitude of Aikido. Whatsoever is happening, you will take it, receive it, in a deep love and gratitude. Even if somebody insults you, you will accept it in deep love. Then the insult will be no longer an insult. Then you will be nourished by it. By the insult the other has thrown away a certain amount of energy. He is losing it – you can gain it. You can simply receive it, welcome it.
     If this becomes your natural way of every moment you will feel things are growing into a new light and your mind is becoming more and more illuminating.

Osho: "The Discipline of Transcendence"

See also: Kick-Starting Your Transformation

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