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The body has great wisdom - allow it
Posted by OWF    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 17:14
You say: A few days ago in lecture, I realized that when I am relaxed the body goes into a most comfortable posture of its own accord.
The body has great wisdom - allow it. Allow it more and more to follow its own wisdom. And whenever you have time, just relax. Let the breathing go on on its own, dont interfere. Our habit to interfere has become so ingrained that you cannot even breathe without interfering. If you watch breathing, you will immediately see you have started interfering: you start taking deep breaths, or you start exhaling more. No need to interfere at all. Just let the breath be as it is; the body knows exactly what it needs. If it needs more oxygen it will breathe more; if it needs less oxygen it will breathe less.
Just leave it to the body! Become absolutely non-interfering. And wherever you feel any tension, relax that part. And slowly slowly... first begin while you are sitting, resting and then while you are doing things. You are cleaning the floor or working in the kitchen or in the once - keep that relaxedness. Action need not be an interference in your relaxed state. And then there is a beauty, a great beauty, to your activity. Your activity will have the flavour of meditativeness.
Yes, Mukti Gandha, it is exactly so with your whole life - this is the secret. But people go on making unnecessary efforts. Sometimes their efforts are their barriers; their efforts are the problems that they are creating.

There was a lot of confusion downtown during the big snow-storm. Mulla Nasruddin went over to help a fat lady get into a taxi cab. After rushing and shoving and slipping on the ice, he told her he did not think he could get her in.
She said, "In? I am trying to get out!"

Just watch.... There are things where if you push, you will miss. Dont push the river at all, and dont try to go upstream. The river is flowing towards the ocean of its own accord - just be part of it, be part of its journey. It will take you to the ultimate. Go relaxed, dancing, singing, to God.
There is no need to make any effort. Why? Because God is our intrinsic nature. We ARE Gods already. If we relax, we will know; if we dont relax, we will not know. Relaxation becomes the door to that great knowing - enlightenment.
Osho, The Fish in the Sea is Not Thirsty, Ch 16, Q 8 (excerpt)