.: if you’ll let me

If everybody is adding a few more flowers, this whole world can again become a garden

Osho, Sermons in Stones, Talk #12

My neighbour Fatima invited me to have tea with her. Her mint tea is delicious. An the cake and the biscuits are too. She adds a few more flowers to the world.

And she also makes the makhmar bread. It is a simple but really good type of bread:

100 gr durum wheat bran flour
150 gr type 1 flour
120 gr water
5 gr brewer’s yeast
salt
a pan

dissolve the yeast in the water. Mix it with the flour. Add the salt and knead it well. Leave it there for 10 minutes. Then make it in pieces and leave it for another 10 minutes. Then make the pressed discs or squares. Leave them there for 30 minutes.
Warm a pan on the burner, middle flame, then put them in side and have them cooked. Turn them to cook them well.

It is good for breakfast and for everything else. I love it. And love makes you do crazy things. Even bear the crazyness of the person you love.

Just add some carrots…

“Love brings your heart into relationship — and when the heart is in relationship there is always pain. If you avoid the pain, you will miss all pleasures of life. With love you become human; you stand erect on earth. With love you are vertical.”

The Discipline Of Transcendence, Osho

I know you’ve been hurt
By someone else
I can tell by the way
You carry yourself
But if you’ll let me
Here’s what I’ll do
I’ll take care of you
I, I loved and lost
The same as you
So you see I know
Just what you’ve been through
And if you’ll let me
Here’s what I’ll do
I just have got to take care of you
You won’t ever have to worry
You don’t ever have to cry
I’ll be there beside you
To dry your weeping eyes
So darlin’ tell me
That you’ll be true
‘Cause there’s no doubt in my mind
I know what I want to do
And just as sure
One and one is two
I just got, I got to take care of you
I just got to take care of you
Take care of you

(Brook Benton originally recorded by Bobby Bland in 1959 – here sung by Beth Hart)

* This is for you, love. You are hurting me, but I still love you. *

Relationship is a mirror, and the purer the love is, the higher the love is, the better the mirror, the cleaner the mirror. But the higher love needs that you should be open. The higher the love needs you to be vulnerable. You have to drop your armor; that is painful. You have not to be constantly on guard. You have to drop the calculating mind. You have to risk. You have to live dangerously. The other can hurt you; that is the fear in being vulnerable. The other can reject you; that is the fear in being in love.
(..)
Love gives you the first experience of being in tune with something that is not your ego. (..)
Love is a ladder. It starts with one person, it ends with the totality. (..) To be afraid of love, to be afraid of the growing pains of love, is to remain enclosed in a dark cell. Modern man is living in a dark cell, it is narcissistic. Narcissism is the greatest obsession of the modern mind. And then there are problems, problems which are meaningless.
(..)

If you don’t go into love, as many people have decided, then you are stuck with yourself. Then your life is not a pilgrimage, then your life is not a river going to the ocean, your life is a stagnant pool, dirty, and soon there will be nothing but dirt and mud. (..) That’s where modern man finds himself and because of this, all kinds of neuroses, all kind of madnesses, have become rampant. (..) And that neurosis is coming from your narcissistic stagnancy. (..)
The people who say life is meaningless are the people who have not known love.

(..) Solo attraverso la notte oscura arriva il mattino.

Osho

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