Become more aware of the precariousness of life….OSHO
Become more aware of the precariousness of life.
Death can happen any moment. The next moment, it may knock on your door.
You can remain unaware if you think you are going to live forever.
How can you live unaware if death is always close by? Impossible!
If life is momentary, a soap bubble — just a pin prick and it is gone forever — how can you remain unaware?
Bring awareness to each act. Walking on the road, walk fully alert; eating, eat with awareness.
Whatsoever you are doing, don't let the past and the future interfere. Be in the present. That's what awareness is all about. Taking a shower, just take the shower.
Don't let the mind go far away, into the past, into the future.
Don't allow the mind these faraway excursions, these journeys. Taking a shower, just take the shower.
Just become a little more alert. Do whatsoever you are doing, but bring the quality of consciousness to your actions — there is no other method. And you can bring that quality to small things and that is helpful. Sitting, just watch your breathing.
The breath goes in, watch; the breath goes out, watch. Just go on watching your breathing. And it is of great help because if you watch your breathing, thinking stops.
This is something to be understood. Either you can think or you can watch your breathing. You can't do both together. Breathing and thinking are such processes that only one can exist in you — in awareness. In unawareness, both can continue: you can go on breathing and you can go on thinking.
But if you become aware, either you can think or you can breathe; and when you breathe with awareness, thinking disappears. Your whole consciousness becomes focused on breathing. And breathing is such a simple process: you need not do it, it is already happening. You can just bring your consciousness to it.