Questioner: I wanted to know basically, how to control excitement? If you could give me an easy or simple way, which I can follow.
Sadhguru: We can, we can do that if we just have you shot. After that you’ll be cold and unexciting. Why do you want to control excitement? I want you to be in a state of excitement all the time.
Your problem is – because see, people have been telling you this, if you’re too happy, sadness will follow. Do you understand? They’ve been saying this traditionally. So you’re laughing too much, so tomorrow you will cry. This observation has come, because you are not functioning from your awareness. You’re cyclical in your nature. If you become too much laughing today, tomorrow you will cry, because it keeps happening for people. For many people it’s true. For a lot of people it is true. It is from that context, you are saying – don’t want excitement because excitement leads to trouble, isn’t it?
If you can be blissful and always in a state of excitement – is it not nice? I’m always excited about everything. There’s nothing that doesn’t excite me.
Questioner: That’s why I’m asking question to you, Swami ji.
Sadhguru: So I’m saying, why do you want to kill the excitement? No, you must bring the necessary balance, that excitement doesn’t lead to disaster, isn’t it? Excitement means life is happening more intensely, isn’t it? Always it must be happening at maximum intensity. But now you should create the necessary balance, so that your excitement doesn’t lead to disastrous situations within you. So ask for the right thing – you need the necessary balance. Not to kill life. Because if you live life, something may happen. If you live life, something may happen, so the best thing is to fall dead. That’s the logic you’re going, right now. Is it the answer? No.
You must bring the necessary balance, that excitement doesn’t lead to disaster
If you live life, injury may happen, tragedy may happen, so best thing is fall dead right now, so that nothing happens to you. That’s definitely 100% insurance, but that’s not the way, isn’t it? You want to be alive, exuberantly alive, and still maintain the balance. You’re half alive and you’re peaceful, it doesn’t mean anything. You’re exuberantly alive and still you’re peaceful – this is beautiful, this is fantastic. Or you’re exuberant, and once in a while you lose your balance, that’s still okay with me. But you’re dead and peaceful, it doesn’t mean anything to me, nor does it mean anything to life, isn’t it?
The idea of coming here is to live, isn’t it? Is that so? The idea that we are existing here is to experience life as intensely, and as deeply as possible. Everything that you are doing is only for that. But, because of your fear of disaster, you are killing yourself and keeping yourself half alive. That’s not an answer, that’s not the solution at all.
So, how not to be excited – is not the question. How not to make excitement into a disaster? You must earn the necessary balance within you. Everything that we are doing [in the program] is only in that direction. Are you a little more balanced than you were 5 days ago? Such a short period, 5-6 days is not a big amount of time. But are you little more balanced? You just stick to the practice – I am telling you, in 6 months time, look at the kind of balance you have within you. You will stand apart in any group of people, that kind of inner balance will be there, definitely.