If you give without any expectation, without any desire to get something back in return, you transform the other person. The way you are giving is bound to transform the other person because he has never met anybody like such. He has always met people who were just replicas of himself or herself.
For the first time the other is encountering somebody who belongs to a totally different dimension - and that experience is going to transform the other too. The other will also become less miserly, less greedy, and will see how joyful it is to give and may start giving. In the beginning a little hesitantly, reluctantly, but soon he will learn the art that the more you give, the more you have it.
True love transforms people. If Buddha transformed so many people it was because of his love. If Lao Tzu transformed many people it was because of his love. It is not a question of sermonizing great philosophies; what really transforms people is love.
Love is my fundamental message. First know what love is and then share it, so that you can transform people into mirrors. And there is no greater joy than transforming people into mirrors."
— Osho (via seedsofwisdom)
"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance."
— Osho Rajneesh (via larmoyante)
"Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part."
— Nicole Williams (via w-ildfires)