A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don´t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe.
In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you...let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.
And each time you don´t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.
The idea of being the fool is a very liberating one to me. It means letting go of the past and being in the present as Osho mentions and also for me it means not worrying what others think about me. This has had a very liberating effect on me. I feel like I have spent most of my life avoiding rejection so I have had to be ordinary so not to draw attention to myself.
This was before I cleared this emotional and mental baggage from my subconscious through the power of Transformational Breathing.
A clear marker for me around my own personal growth happened for me last summer when I was about to leave my house to walk to the beach for a swim. I had the idea that all I really wanted to do was throw my bath robe on over my bathing suit and put on my bright red crocs and that would be the most comfortable for me.
Ordinarily I was putting on pants and a shirt to appear as normal.
I chose to act on my inspiration and was prepared for people to point and laugh at me walking down the street in my bath robe. I was totally surprised that no one really paid much attention.
What a revelation!
Now I am looking for opportunities to challenge my conditioning that I need to act and look a certain way and I am watching my false beliefs disintegrate at lightening speed.
Please liberate yourself by being yourself. You being yourself may mean being willing to be the Fool and this will make you Extraordinary.
Use anything you are afraid of as a clear sign of territory worth exploring and as one of my teachers says "The only way out is through" and the way through is to BREATHE!
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