Advice for a 19 year old

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esw18
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Advice for a 19 year old

Post by esw18 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:28 pm

So, I am that 19 year old guy, living in the Netherlands.

I want to do great things, but I figured that greatness is just a concept of the ego.

The top five regrets are:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2. I wish I didn't work so hard
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier


I don't know what to say right now, what would your general advice about life, and choosing paths, be?

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rideforever
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Re: Advice for a 19 year old

Post by rideforever » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:52 pm

Whatever you do, do with absolute passion and intensity, whether it be falling in love, climbing a mountain or sleeping

From Osho :

1. Never obey anyone's command unless it is coming from within you also.
2. There is no God other than life itself.
3. Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
4. Love is prayer.
5. To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
6. Life is now and here.
7. Live wakefully.
8. Do not swim - float.
9. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
10. Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

PS: Numbers 3, 7, 9 & 10 were underlined by Osho in his original letter.
I was proud, and I demanded the finest teacher
.. .. and when he appeared
.. .. .. .. I was so small

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