Appreciate Unawareness

Appreciate unawareness

While aware enjoy awareness, and while unaware enjoy unawareness. Nothing is wrong, because unawareness is like a rest. Otherwise awareness would become a tension. If you are awake Twenty-four hours, how many days do you think you can be alive? Without food a man can live for three months; without sleep, within three weeks he will go mad, and he will try to commit suicide. In the day you are alert; in the night you relax, and that relaxation helps you in the day to be more alert, fresh again. Energies have passed through a rest period so they are more alive in the morning again. The same will happen in meditation: for a few moments you are perfectly aware, at the peak, and for a few moments you are in the valley, resting. Awareness has disappeared, you have forgotten. But what is wrong in it?
It is simple. Through unawareness awareness will arise again, fresh, young; and this will go on. If you can enjoy both you become the third, and that is the point to be understood: if you can enjoy both, it means that you are neither—neither awareness nor unawareness—you are the one who enjoys both. Something of the beyond enters. In fact, this is the real witness. Happiness you enjoy, what is wrong with it? When happiness has gone and you have become sad, what is wrong with sadness? Enjoy it. Once you become capable of enjoying sadness, then you are neither. And this I tell you: if you enjoy sadness, it has its own beauties. Happiness is a little shallow; sadness is very deep, it has a depth to it. A man who has never been sad will be shallow, just on the surface. Sadness is like a dark night, very deep. Darkness has a silence to it, and sadness also. Happiness bubbles; there is a sound in it. It is like a river in the mountains; sound is created. But in the mountains, a river can never be very deep; it is always shallow. When the river comes to the plain it becomes deep, but the sound stops. It moves as if not moving. Sadness has a depth. Why create trouble? While happy, be happy, enjoy it. Don’t get identified with it. When I say be happy, I mean enjoy it. Let it be a climate which will move and change. The morning changes into noon, noon changes into evening, and then comes night. Let happiness be a climate around you. Enjoy it, and then when sadness comes, enjoy that too. I teach you enjoyment whatsoever is the case. Sit silently and enjoy sadness, and suddenly sadness is no longer sadness; it has become a silent peaceful moment, beautiful in itself. Nothing is wrong in it. And then comes the ultimate alchemy, the point where suddenly you realize that you are neither—neither happiness nor sadness. You are the watcher: you watch peaks, you watch valleys; but you are neither. Once this point is attained you can go on celebrating everything. You celebrate life, you celebrate death