“Waking up is unpleasant” by Anthony de Mello


Waking up is unpleasant

Waking up is unpleasant, you know. 

You are nice and comfortable in bed. 

It is irritating to be woken up. 


That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up.

 I hope I’m going to be wise here 

and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep.


 It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times,

 “Wake up!”

 My business is to do my thing, 

to dance my dance. 


As the Arabs say,

 “The nature of rain is the same,

 but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.”


~ Anthony de Mello

Anthony de Mello, Anthony “Tony” de Mello (September 4, 1931, Bombay, India – June 2, 1987, New York City), was an Indian psychotherapist and Jesuit priest. He was also a public speaker, writer, and spiritual teacher. He is mostly famous for his unconventional approach to narration and priesthood, which he acquired from different mystical practices from the West and East.

His work was mainly about awakening people to recognize their reality and proclaim the awareness message, seeing the light people are to themselves and others, acknowledging that they are better than they thought. He challenged his audiences to search for God behind all concepts, words, and religions.

From: https://www.spiritual-short-stories.com/anthony-de-mello-story-and-biography/

6 Comments Add yours

  1. This is an awesome piece of poetry, Amelia and this man was an inspiration. Too good 🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it! 🙂 ❤


      1. Welcome 😊😊 😊 dear Amira.

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  2. Lauren Mackay says:

    Wow, did I ever need to read this today! Thank you. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi dear Lauren! I’m happy this message was inspirational for you today! 🙂
      Sending love and light your way, Amira ❤

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      1. Lauren Mackay says:

        Back at you, Amira! ❤

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