Only when you come to the abysmal depth, to the bottomless depth of your being, does it never happen again. Then disturbance or no disturbance are the same, sound and silence are the same. Then opposites are no longer opposites – they have become complementary. Then there is no contradiction in life, and you remain a witness of everything that happens. Much will happen and nothing will happen to you. It will always be happening somewhere else, and you will be a watcher.
But whenever a disturbance comes just accept it, allow it. So in the lectures find a place where you can sit and allow it…just a jerk and it will settle. If you try not to allow it then it really becomes a disturbance, but if a sound is there and you jerk, then the sound passes through you and you will fall deeper into silence than before. Then each disturbance becomes an opening of a new door.
It is a good indication, and one should feel grateful and blessed. And this is going to happen many times – this is just the beginning. It will settle after a few days and you will see that there is no problem. Then the new sensitivity is no longer new, and you are rooted in the new ground. It has become common to you, an ordinary reality – no longer a separate reality.
Right now it is a separate reality because your soul is going deep, and your body feels somewhere else, far away. Soon the body will follow. It is a little slow; it is a gross thing so it drags, lags behind. Soon it will come to the same point of sensitivity and things will settle. You will feel more capable of being. Many nuances will reveal themselves to you…you will see green more green, you will see flowers more beautiful. The world will remain the same but as if vast, clean…as if your perceptivity has come to a different clarity, has become more transparent. You can see better, you can love better, you can be better.
The key thing to remember is to cooperate with it. If you start fighting with it, it becomes a disturbance. The birds are completely unaware of you. They are not coming for you – they are doing their thing.
Just accept it – and not with any reluctance but with deep gratitude. Something beautiful is happening. You are coming back home, closer home; just one step, but you will be closer now.
In the dreams too, the same will happen. Ordinarily people live very gross lives, so even nightmares are not nightmares. They live on such a nightmarish level that nightmares are part of their ordinary life.
But when you become sensitive and meditative, even dreams, ordinary dreams, will look like nightmares. They will pass through you like a sharp knife and the whole body will feel shaken and uprooted. Accept that too, and when you go to sleep one thing should remain in the consciousness while you are falling into sleep – that everything is a dream; everything, unconditionally, is a dream.
That which you see with your eyes open – that too, is a dream. That which you see with closed eyes – that too, is a dream. Dream is the stuff life is made of. So with this climate fall into sleep; with this constant remembrance that everything – everything with no exception – is a dream. When everything is a dream there is nothing to worry about.