Flip the switch

Chat It's Fate - - True Life: Saving The Day - Ashika, 40, from Copen­hagen

Af­ter in­ten­sive ther­apy a few years ago I booked a trip to In­dia.

The Osho In­ter­na­tional Med­i­ta­tion Re­sort is in Pune, and I felt a deep con­nec­tion with Osho, the late mys­tic, guru and spir­i­tual teacher whose ashram had evolved into the re­sort.

But the fes­ter­ing frus­tra­tion I’d been feel­ing back in Den­mark soon came back. In my room was a large pic­ture of Osho, and one night I lay down in front of it and de­clared, ‘I give up. Please take me, take ev­ery­thing. There is noth­ing I wish to hold onto’.

Af­ter a pe­riod of si­lence, I sensed a male pres­ence and felt a hand brush along my spine, which left me feel­ing deeply re­laxed. ‘You are not your emo­tions,’ a voice in­side my head said. It was as if a switch had been flipped in­side me, as I be­gan to shed the at­tach­ments I’d formed to my feel­ings.

Back home, I took up reg­u­lar med­i­ta­tion and now make time to sit in si­lence and let in the calm that Osho helped me find.

Guid­ing voice: Mys­tic Osho

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