Osho on Totality – If you do it totally, it becomes meditation

Osho – Be total in everything that you are doing. What you are doing is immaterial. Cleaning the floor, cooking the food, taking a shower — it doesn’t matter what you are doing. My emphasis is not on what you have to do, my emphasis is on how you do it. If you do it totally, it becomes meditation. Even if you do meditation half-heartedly it is not meditation.

Chopping wood can be meditation if done totally, carrying water from the well can be meditation if done totally. Otherwise one can go on sitting in a Buddha posture for years — if it is not total it is useless; one is simply wasting time. Spring will come but the grass will not grow. The grass does not grow because of spring, it grows because of your totality. What can the poor spring do to it?

Sitting silently doing nothing spring comes and the grass grows by itself. Spring simply means totality. If you are sitting totally, doing nothing, just sitting totally, in that very totality spring has come. And then everything starts growing in you.

Totality is the climate in which one reaches to one’s optimum. And at the optimum is the experience of God.

Source – Osho Book “Going All The Way”