Friday, October 26, 2007

The First Love Has To Be Towards Oneself

The body has to become weightless so that you almost start walking above the earth; that is the Tantra way to walk. You are so weightless that there is no gravitation, you simply fly. But that comes out of great acceptance. It is going to be difficult to accept your body. You condemn it, you are always able to find faults with it. You never appreciate, you never love it, and then you want a miracle - that somebody will come and love your body! If you, yourself, cannot love it, then how are you going to find somebody else to love your body? If you cannot love it, nobody is going to love your body because you will keep people repelled.

You fall in love with a person who loves himself, never otherwise. The first love has to be towards oneself; only from that center can other kinds of love arise. You don't love your body, you hide it in a thousand and one ways. You hide your body's smell, you hide your body in clothes, you hide your body in ornamentation. You try to create some beauty that you continuously feel you are missing, and in that very effort, you become artificial. - Osho

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