Use the clarity to look into problems, and try not to change things; just try to accept them. Go on creating more and more clarity – and that is the only change that there is, that is the only mutation. Go on moving higher and higher on the wave of clarity and awareness. As you go higher a different world comes to your vision. The world remains the same but your clear eyes now give you a different picture, and by and by everything falls in line. One day one realizes that everything is as it should be.
That is the perfection of clarity – everything is as it should be, nothing else is needed, everything is perfect. This world is the perfect world.
In that moment your acceptance is total, and when acceptance is total all wounds are healed. One attains to the calmness of a Buddha, to the innocence of a Jesus, or to the superb perfect perfection of a Lao Tzu – ordinary and yet extraordinary. One loves the same life and yet it is not the same life at all…it has a different dance.
So use that clarity. Enjoy it, delight in it.
I didn’t get rid of the problems, but I felt a little bit of myself, and how good it feels just to be – not thinking, and not making things happen with my mind, but letting my body do things all by itself.
Good, it has been good. Just one thing to be remembered: whatsoever you have gained out of the group, it is just an insight; it is not a permanent thing. It is just a glimpse, it is not a change in your state of consciousness. So if you don’t work on it you will lose it again; it will become dusty and forgotten. The more distant you go from it in time, the more it will become unbelievable. By and by you will suspect whether it happened or you just imagined it.
In a group you are not alone; a collective consciousness functions. In a group you can reach to heights that you have never reached alone; you can reach to depths that you have never touched alone. A group can be holier than all the members put together. It can be devilish also, more devilish than all the members put together.
In a crowd people start behaving as they have never behaved before. Responsibility is gone; you are no longer yourself. It is the crowd that is deciding, and something like a collective spirit is taking over. Ask each individual separately and he will say that this looks mad, but in a crowd he will do it, unaware of what he is doing. The same is possible on the other extreme also.
In a group mind you can touch higher peaks than you can ever attain yourself. Nothing is wrong in it, but one has to remember that it is a glimpse, and you are riding on a wave in which you are only a part. Out of the group it will tend just to become a memory – a good memory, one enjoyed it – but again one settles back into the old habit.