Six of Fire - Success
This character is obviously “on top of the world” right now, and the whole world is celebrating his success with a ticker-tape parade! Because of your willingness to accept the recent challenges of life, you are now – or you soon will be – enjoying a wonderful ride on the tiger of success. Welcome it, enjoy it, and share your joy with others – and remember that all bright parades have a beginning and an end.
If you keep this in mind, and squeeze every drop of juice out of the happiness you are experiencing now, you will be able to take the future as it comes without regrets. But don’t be tempted to try to hold on to this abundant moment, or coat it in plastic so that it lasts forever. The greatest wisdom to keep in mind with all the phenomena in the parade of your life, whether they be valleys or peaks, is that “this too will pass.”
Celebrate, yes, and keep on riding the tiger.
Watch the waves in the ocean. The higher the wave goes, the deeper is the wake that follows it. One moment you are the wave, another moment you are the hollow wake that follows. Enjoy both–don’t get addicted to one. Don’t say: I would always like to be on the peak. It is not possible. Simply see the fact: it is not possible. It has never happened and it will never happen. It is simply impossible–not in the nature of things. Then what to do? Enjoy the peak while it lasts and then enjoy the valley when it comes. What is wrong with the valley? What is wrong with being low? It is a relaxation. A peak is an excitement, and nobody can exist continuously in an excitement.
Osho Returning to the Source Chapter 4
A coat of quotes and passing poetry
Artwork : Self-potrait by Pablo Picasso.
"How like an Angel came I down! How bright are all things here!
When first among His works I did appear,
O how their Glory me did crown!
The world resembled his Eternity, In which my soul did walk;
And every thing that I did see Did with me talk.
The skies in their magnificence, The lively, lovely air,
Oh how divine, how soft, how sweet, how fair!
The stars did entertain my sense,
And all the works of God, so bright and pure,
So rich and great did seem,
As if they ever must endure In my esteem.""
Esteem | Thomas Traherne