When you feel anxious, anxiety-ridden, what is one to do? What do you ordinarily do when anxiety is there? You try to solve it. You try alternatives, and you get more and more into it. You will create a bigger mess because anxiety cannot be solved through thinking. It cannot be dissolved through thinking because thinking itself is a sort of anxiety.
It is not uncommon to come across a post like this updated by the busy high tech guys, ” I feel like I have too many thoughts running through my head. It makes me feel like my body can’t keep up with my thought process.
Decision is good when it comes out of life; it is bad when it comes only out of the head. And when it comes only out of the head it is never decisive; it is always a conflict. The alternatives remain open and the mind goes on and on, from this side to that. That’s how the mind creates conflict.
One of the major contributions of Osho’s to the rational mind is bridging the gap between two seemingly opposites — like love and hate, work and relaxation, the outer and the inner and so on. The rational mind is trained to divide them and live in perpetual denial of the opposite.
I will tell you one of the deepest laws of life. You may not have thought about it at all. You have heard–the whole of science depends on it–that cause and effect is the base. You create the cause and the effect follows. Life is a causal link.
Every night sit comfortably in a chair and rest your head back, like you do at the dentist. You can use a pillow. Then release your lower jaw. Just relax it so the mouth opens slightly, and start breathing from the mouth, not from the nose. Don’t change your breathing – let it be natural.