Osho on Sadness

 The ordinary tendency of human mind is not to allow it, many of us generally find ways and means to divert ourselves — to go to the restaurant, to meet friends, read a book or go to a movie- to do something, so that we can be engaged and put our attention somewhere else.

 But Osho says

Whenever you feel sad, sit silently and allow sadness to come; don’t try to escape from it. Make yourself as sad as you can. Don’t avoid it — that’s the one thing to remember. Cry, weep... taste it completely. Cry to death... fall down on the earth... roll — and let it go by itself. Don't force it to go; it will go, because nobody can remain in a permanent mood.

When it goes you will be unburdened, absolutely unburdened, as if the whole sadness has disappeared and as if you can fly and you are weightless. That is the moment to enter yourself. First bring sadness.Then it disappears by itself.You will feel very calm, peaceful — as one feels after a storm.

 Sadhguru Jaggi vasudev on Sadness

 We need to understand what sadness is. A feeling of “low”? What is it that happens within you? Fundamentally, you expected something to happen and it did not happen. You expected somebody or something to be your way or the world or the destiny to be your way, and it did not happen. In other words, you are simply against what’s happening; that’s all. Maybe you are against a person; maybe you are against a whole situation; maybe you are against life itself. Accordingly, the depression will run deeper and deeper. Why are you against something? Only because things didn’t go your way, isn’t it? Why should the whole world go your way? Please know, the world doesn’t go your stupid way. Either you have no faith in the creator or you have no acceptance, or both, and you have a hyper-sensitive ego; that’s why you get depressed.

 If your sadness is reminding you that you are incomplete, it is good; make use of your sadness to grow. But, when you get sad, if you are going to get irritable, you are going to get angry, if you think that the whole world is wrong, you are a fool. Are you are making this sadness into anger or are you are making this sadness into love and compassion? It is very easy, when you are sad, to become compassionate. It’s already a dissolving kind of energy; you can use it for further dissolution which leads you to your ultimate well-being.

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