Life is an adventure because the unexpected happens

I am very much afraid that something unexpected is going to happen to me. What should I do?

It is good that something unexpected is going to happen to you. In fact, if only the expected happened, you would be utterly bored. Just think of a life in which only that which you expect always happens. What will you do with such a life? There would be no joy in it, it would be sheer boredom. You expect a friend and he knocks on the door. You expect a headache and it is there. You expect your wife to leave and she leaves. You expect, and it happens. Within twenty-four hours you would commit suicide! What will you do if all that happened, happened just by your expectation and according to your expectation?

Life is an adventure because the unexpected happens. The greater would be the adventure if more and more unexpected things happened to you. Feel blissful. The unexpected happens – be ready for it, make way for it. Don’t ask for the expected. That’s why I say remain empty for the future; don’t project. Let the future happen on its own, and you will be continuously in joy. You will have a dance in your being, because each thing that will happen will be so unexpected, and when it is unexpected, it has a mystery in it….

I have heard about a clairvoyant little boy. It seems this boy had premonitions. Once while reciting his prayers he said, “God bless mommy, God bless daddy, God bless grandma, goodbye grandpa.” The next day grandpa died of a stroke.

Then later on the little boy said, “God bless mommy, God bless daddy, goodbye grandma.” Then grandma was hit while crossing the street.

Sometime later in his prayers, he said, “God bless mommy, goodbye daddy.” The father was really upset. He had himself driven to the office, but he could not work there at all. Finally he decided to come home early, but he was afraid to drive back so he took a taxi home and rushed in.

He was greeted by his wife, who said, “What do you think happened today dear? The most awful thing! The milkman ped dead on the back porch!”

Osho, The Secret of Secrets, Vol 2, Ch 6, Q 4

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