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Feel “I am”

I am existing. Go deep into this feeling. Just sitting, go deep into this feeling ― I am existing, I am. Feel it, don’t think it, because you can say it in the mind ― I AM ― and it is futile. Your head is your undoing. Don’t go on repeating in the head I am, I am existing. It is futile, it is useless. You miss the point.

Feel it deep down in your bones. Feel it all over your body. Feel it as a total unit, not in the head. Just feel it ― I am. Don’t use the words “I am”.

Don’t make it a mantra, and sitting, don’t say, “I am existing.” There is no need. Everyone knows, and you know already that you are existing; there is no need, it is futile. Feel it ― I am existing. Feeling is a different thing, totally different.

Try it. And you can do it anywhere. Just riding on a bus, or traveling in a train, or just sitting, or lying down on your bed, try to feel existence as it is; don’t think about it.

When you start feeling existence, the whole world becomes alive to you in a totally new way; you have not known it. Then you pass through the same street and the street is not the same, because now you are grounded in existence. You meet the same friends but they are not the same, because you are different.

When you are rooted, you are one with the whole, and the existence exists for you. You are not a beggar; you become an emperor suddenly.

And while feeling this, don’t create a limit to it. Feel it illimitably. Don’t create a boundary to it; there is none. It ends nowhere. The world begins nowhere; the world ends nowhere. Existence has no beginning and no end. You also don’t have any beginning; you also don’t have any end.

Osho, The Book of Secrets, Talk #59
Copyright © 2010 Osho International Foundation

Categories: Meditation
  1. reshma
    August 6, 2010 at 9:08 am

    wooooooooooooooooooow……..thanx alot dear..

  2. August 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    @ Reshma – This is awesome hein…isn’t it? 🙂

  3. pinky
    August 7, 2010 at 7:29 am


  4. August 7, 2010 at 9:30 am

    @ Pinky – Thank you to pass by 🙂

  5. August 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

    When we lay down boundries we get confined by them.Once we remove them then we can feel life in an altogather different perspective. Thanks

  6. August 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    @ Shammi – Yes I agree fully with you, very well said 🙂

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