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,
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.