Friday, March 5, 2010
Let Sadness Be a Welcome Guest
"The next time you are sad don't fight with it. Don't waste time in fighting; accept it – let it be a welcome guest! Look deep into it, with love, care. Be a real host! And you will be surprised beyond your comprehension: sadness has a few beauties which happiness can never have.
Sadness also has a being. Allow it, embrace it, sit with it, hold hands with it. Be friendly. Be in love with it. Sadness is beautiful! Nothing is wrong with it. Sadness has depth – happiness is always shallow. Sadness has tears, and tears go deeper than any laughter can ever go. Sadness has a silence of its own, a melody, which happiness can never have. Happiness will have its own song, more noisy, not so silent.
I am not saying choose sadness: I am just saying enjoy it too. And when you are happy, enjoy happiness." Osho