Sunday Satsang The Insect Rave –
This Dance Will Break Your Arrogance 10 September 2017 – Excerpt Spontaneity, actually, is one of the big things. When we become attached or we have desire, something tightens up
and we lose that sense of spontaneity. There is a story about this. Once in the jungle, the insects got together
and decided to have a party. [laughter] It was an insect rave … in the jungle.
[laughter] So all the insects came together,
everybody came for the night. The bees were going,
‘Voom, voom, voom, uh, uh, uh chicka-diga-dee’. [rave party sounds] So all the insects are dancing.
[laughter] All the fireflies are going, ‘Ah, ah, ah’.
[laughter] Everybody is happy, dancing. Then the centipede got really carried away and was like, ‘Ah! That’s my groove!’
[laughter] So he just started to dance, ‘Ah -ah’, like that. Can you imagine a centipede – one hundred legs? So every time he moves, a hundred legs go!
[laughter] When he stepped out, everybody said,
‘Whoa! Look at how Centipede moves!’ It was like one hundred Michael Jacksons.
[laughter] All the insects were saying, ‘Wow, wow!’ It was a great success. He was dancing with his eyes closed, he opened the eyes and everybody was clapping. All the insects were going, ‘Ah!’ and clapping.
It was a great party! Now Centipede is going home in the night,
with one bug who is walking with him as a friend,
and everyone is still clapping. So the bug says, ‘Centipede, I didn’t know you were such a …
you are an amazing mover! We’ve never seen anything like this in the jungle! I mean you are amazing!’ The centipede starts to feel proud,
‘Yes, yes, yes’. The bug says, ‘How do you do those moves?’ Well, of course, he didn’t know how he did it, he was just happy, enjoying. He was not thinking, ‘Leg 17, move to the right’.
[laughter] He just moved and all the legs moved.
[laughter] So Buggy asked him,
‘Centipede, how did you do that move? Can you teach me that move?’ So pride entered Centipede’s heart and he said,
‘Listen, what I did was when I moved like this, I put my leg like that
and I put this leg like this, and I went like that!’. So he got all tangled up in his own legs, fell on his back, was rolling around. And Buggy said, ‘Centipede you are amazing! You are a comedian as well! My God!’
[laughter] But Centipede was all locked up.
Buggy said, ‘Wow, wow, that’s amazing! You could’ve done that on the floor,
we would’ve been crazy!’ Everything he tried to show how to do
became a complete mess. But Buggy just kept thinking,
‘Wow, this guy is fully talented! He does all these crazy things! He doesn’t even mind
making himself look like a fool.’ Centipede, by the way,
was completely ruffled up and completely embarrassed,
but didn’t even want to show that. He was pretending
that even these mistakes were intentional. And this is what happened. When you are free,
you don’t think about what you have to do. You just move and everything is right. The minute you start
to make a technique out of it, everything goes wrong, because it is not life. In discovering the truth of our self, we are discovering spontaneous existence. Of course, now and again,
some old patterns may come. They will come,
because as long as you have a body and the vital force is there,
consciousness is there, some activity is going to come out of that. Sometimes old habits will come. But the wisdom is there to discern,
‘No, no, watch this’, and so on. Really, the only thing you have to do is to keep paying attention
to what you have discovered and who you are in this discovery. It takes a bit of time
to get used to looking from this infinite place, which is the simplest and the easiest place to be! It’s much more easy than being an ego. Your natural self is the most natural state to be. You are naturally happy,
you are not planning to be successful and everything is in harmony. There is no greater wealth than contentment; no greater success than happiness, joy and peace. That was my point in telling this story. Life brings us the things that sometimes we think, ‘I have done all these things already’. It puts things there that will make us fall over to break our arrogance. And why? Out of spite? No, out of love,
because you have to give up arrogance. Arrogance blinds us again
and puts us back to sleep. We have already been asleep for so long.
What does asleep mean? It means not being aware of our true self, not living from the place of Truth. It is time to wake up
and to enjoy your awakening, not suffer it! Because even the most challenging things that come while you are breaking through or breaking out of the groove of your bondage, even there, there is cause for joy,
even with the pain, because they are just like birth pains. They may be the most terrible things in the life, but when they are over, when the child comes,
all the birth pains are gone. Sometimes our awakening is a bit like that. You have to suffer this transition
and the fear that it brings, that you may be giving up something of value
to become nothing. The mind plays all these things. But trust that something comes to you from life. It is a gift from the life in the form of an invitation
to discover your true nature. And it brought you here. I cannot see any mistake in that. So, thank you. [Sangha] Thank you. [Mooji] Thank you, thank you thank you. Copyright © 2017 Mooji Media Ltd.
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