Osho Passive Meditations
Levels of Relaxing
Golden Light Meditation
Atisha's Heart Meditation
Meditating on the Night
Osho Smoking Meditation
- Conscious Sleeping
- Sleeping & Waking Up
- Meditation on Clear Sky
- Passive Meditation Quotes
- Breast Sucking Meditation
Related Osho Links
Meditation Guide 4 Meditators
Osho on Meditatively going to sleep and waking up
Osho : In the morning when you feel the sleep has left
you, donít open your eyes immediately. The mind has the tendency to open the
eyes immediately. You miss a great opportunity... because when sleep leaves
you and life energies are wakening inside, you can watch them, and that
watching will be very helpful for going into deeper meditation.
The mind is fresh, the body is fresh after the whole nightís rest;
everything is fresh, unburdened. There is no dust, no tiredness Ė you can
look deeply, penetratingly. Your eyes are fresher; everything is vital.
Donít miss that moment. When you feel sleep has left, donít open the eyes
immediately. Remain with closed eyes and feel the energy which is changing
now from sleep to waking. And thatís what I am going to teach you: how to
change all your energies from sleep to waking. So just watch.
You may be lethargic in that moment, you would like to turn over and go to
sleep again, so do one thing: for three minutes with closed eyes stretch
your body like a cat. But with closed eyes; donít open the eyes and donít
look at the body from without. Look at the body from within. Stretch, move,
and let the body energy flow, and feel it. When it is fresh it is good to
feel it; the feeling will remain with you the whole day.
Do this for two or three minutes Ė if you enjoy it, five minutes. And then
for two or three minutes laugh loudly like a madman, but with closed eyes,
donít open the eyes. With closed eyes laugh loudly. The energies are there,
flowing; the body is awake and alert and vital. The sleep has gone. You are
filled, flooded with new energy.
The first thing to be done is laughter, because that sets the trend for the
whole day. If you do it,
you will feel within two or three days that your mood remains the whole day
the mood of laughing, enjoying. Donít be afraid of what others will say,
because they may be just waiting for you Ė so laugh and help them to laugh.
Remember, the first thing in the day sets the trend, and the last thing in
the night also sets the trend. So begin your sleep with a deep relaxation so
the whole night becomes samadhi, the whole night becomes a deep meditation Ė
relaxed. Six, seven, eight hours Ė it is a long time. If you live for sixty
years, twenty years you will be in your bed. Twenty years is a long time,
and if you can change the quality of sleep you need not go to a forest to
meditate; twenty years Ė enough! No need to go anywhere, no need to do
If you can change your sleep there is no need to go like Mahavira in the
forest for twelve years, or like Buddha for six years. Twenty years is a
long time, and you are not doing anything in that sleep so meditation is
easy, because meditation is more like nondoing than like doing. It is a deep
relaxation. Relax when you go to sleep and laugh when you come out of sleep.
That laughter should be the first prayer.
Remember that if you can laugh, sooner or later you will come to believe in
God. A person who laughs cannot remain an atheist for long, and a person who
is sad, whatsoever he may say, cannot be really a believer in God, because
sadness shows that he rejects, sadness shows that he is against, sadness
shows that he denies, condemns. Laughter shows a deep acceptance, laughter
shows a celebration, laughter shows that life is good.
First thing in the morning stretch your body like a cat so you can feel
energy, move like a cat, and then laugh, and only then get out of the bed.
Then the whole day is going to be different. Then we will be doing three
meditations in the day.