The simplest and the most fundamental thing that you can do in your life is – that you are ‘life’, always. You don’t have to be in any particular way, you just have to be alive. Everything else, including the body and the mind, are accessories to life. Accessories are added to life to facilitate certain things – not to overshadow life. We add accessories to facilitate, to add on, and enhance. Not to overshadow completely, not to occupy life but to enhance life. If you know this, and know this every moment of your life, that everything that you possess, including your body and your mind are accessories. They’re here only to enhance this life, not to overshadow this life. Oh, let me see how you get depressed. You must get spot on with life, this is all you have to do.
What is ‘you’, and what is ‘not you’ must be distinction
What is ‘you’, and what is ‘not you’ must be distinction. So whatever is not you – when you hold it, you must hold it in a certain way. Of course, depending on the nature of what it is. If it’s a flower, we hold it one way. If it’s a vessel, we hold it another way. If it’s a pen, we hold it another way. Can you employ the same grip on everything? It’s different, depending upon the nature of what it is. But every kind of grip that you use, if you notice how you hold anything for that matter – there is always this dimension that you can loosen the grip, and let it be. Suppose you hold something and you cannot loosen the grip. Okay, you are heading for the stuff.
So just look at these things, how many things in your life are such that you held it, and now you can’t loosen the grip? These two months, this is all you need to do, consciously. Don’t tell anybody – they will all fight you. They think you are going to leave them and go away. They think you are going to take ‘sanyas’. They think, something else and something else. No – within yourself, nothing need to be done outside. Within yourself – how are you holding it?
For this a simple thing is like this – tomorrow morning you’re going to die. I’m very generous, I’m giving you 24 hours. Yes? The nature of life is such, it never guarantees 24 hours for you. But I am giving you 24 hours. Tomorrow morning you’re going to die. Do what you want, you’re going to loosen the grip on everything, isn’t it? Do whatever you want, whichever way you want to loosen the grip on anything.
Have you seen in the Hindi movies? [gesturing someone dying] No? Have you not seen the movies? Loosen the grip – it’s gone. Loosen the grip on your body, loosen the grip on your mind, your thought, your emotions – just loosen the grip a little bit. When you’re alive, if you loosen the grip you will become exuberant. When you are dying…. that will anyway happen – the last scene. So these two months, you must make use of it to loosen the grip on everything.
I am a hard nut, so I learnt it in my own way. But these days, I am seeing, all the Golf trainers are telling their trainees – those who want to learn, those who have been playing for many years also, they are teaching them – you must hold it loose, you know. You should not hold it tight. Normally when you want to hit something, you want to hold it tight. But you must hold it loose. This will happen to you – if you have never ridden on a bicycle, for the first time you sit on it [gesturing holding the handles tight]. When you loosen it, it rides well, isn’t it? Just loosen it, you will see you will ride the life well. Too tight – have you seen the new cycle rider – he doesn’t go anywhere.
So, you gotta loosen the grip.