When bioenergy begins revolving in you, working through your nervous system, many things are possible for your body. You must be free to let the body do anything it wants to do.
This second step will be not only a state of let-go but a state of positive cooperation too. You must cooperate with your body, because the language of the body is a symbolic one that has ordinarily been lost. If your body wants to dance, you cannot feel the message. So if there is a slight tendency toward dancing in the second stage, cooperate with it; only then will you understand the language.
Whatsoever happens in this second ten-minute stage, do to your maximum.
Throughout the whole process of the technique, nothing should be done below the maximum. You may begin to dance, jump, laugh, or cry. Anything that happens to you, however the energy wants to express itself, cooperate with it. It will just be a hunch in the beginning, just a mild temptation...so mild that if you want to suppress it, it will not come to the conscious level at all. It can be suppressed unknowingly. So if there is any hunch, any flickering, any indication in the mind, then cooperate with it and do it to your maximum, to the very extreme.
There is tension only at the extreme, not otherwise. If the dance is not at its maximum then it will not be effective; it will lead nowhere. People dance so many times, but it leads nowhere. So the dance must be at its maximum...and unplanned, just done instinctively or intuitively. Your reason or your intellect must not come in between.
In the second step just become the body, totally one with it, identified with it – just as in the first step you just become the breath. The moment you bring your activity to the maximum a new, fresh feeling will surge up in you. Something will be broken: you will see your body as something apart from you; you will become just a witness to it.
You do not have to try to be a witness, you just have to be identified with the body totally and allow the body to do whatever it wants to do and go wherever it wants to go.
The moment the activity is at its maximum – dancing, crying, laughing, being irrational, doing any nonsense – then there is a happening: you become a witness. Now you are just watching; there is no identification, just a witnessing consciousness that comes on its own. You don't have to think about it, it just happens.
This is the second step of the technique. Only when the first step has been done totally, completely, can you move into the second step. It is just like the gears in a car: the first gear can be changed into the second only when the speed in first gear is at its maximum, not otherwise. It is only possible to change from second gear into the third when the speed in second gear is at its maximum.
What we are involved with in Dynamic Meditation are the gears of the mind. If the physical body, the first gear, is brought to its maximum extreme through breathing, then you can change into second gear. Then the second must be completely intense: involved, committed, with nothing remaining behind.
When you practice Dynamic Meditation for the first time this will be difficult, because we have suppressed the body so much that a suppressed pattern of life has become natural to us. It is not natural!
Look at a child: he plays with his body in quite a different way. If he is crying, he is crying intensely. The cry of a child is a beautiful thing to hear, but the cry of an adult is ugly. Even in anger a child is beautiful; he has a total intensity. But when an adult is angry he is ugly; he is not total. Any type of intensity is beautiful.
This second step is only difficult because we have suppressed so much in the body, but if you cooperate with the body then the forgotten language is remembered again. You become a child. And when you become a child again a new feeling comes to you: you become weightless; an unsuppressed body becomes weightless.
This second step is psychotherapeutic.
One can only go into meditation by going through catharsis.
One must be cleansed completely; everything nonsensical must be thrown out. Our civilization has taught us to suppress, to keep things inside, so that everything goes into the unconscious and becomes part and parcel of the soul and creates much havoc throughout the whole being.
Every ghost that has been suppressed becomes a potential seed for insanity. This must be eliminated.
In the second step so many things are possible; something different will happen to each individual. One person will begin to dance, another person will begin to cry. One will become naked; another will begin to jump and yet another will begin to laugh. Anything is possible.
Move from within, move totally, and then you can proceed to the third stage.
Osho: "The Great Challenge"
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