Awareness and Relaxation
Step 1: Daily Watching
"Start being aware with day-to-day, routine actions, and while you are doing your routine actions, remain relaxed.
"There is no need to be tense. When you are washing your floor, what is the need to be tense? Or when you are cooking the food, what is the need to be tense? There is not a single time in life that requires your tension. It is just your unawareness and your impatience.
"I have not found anything - and I have lived in all kind of ways, with all kinds of people. And I have always been puzzled: why are they tense? It seems tension has nothing to do with anything outside you, it has something to do within you. Outside you always find an excuse only because it looks so idiotic to be tense without any reason. Just to rationalize, you find some reason outside yourself to explain why you are tense.
"But tension is not outside you, it is in your wrong style of life."
Step 2: Accept yourself
"You are living in competition - that will create tension. You are living in continuous comparison - that will create tension. You are always thinking either of the past or of the future, and missing the present that is the only reality - that will create tension.
"Just find your own talent. Nature never sends any single individual without some unique gift. Just a little search .... Whatever qualities and whatever talents you have, use them to the fullest.
"And the energy that is involved in tensions will start becoming your grace, your beauty."
Step 3: Be an Artist of Love
"Whatever you are doing, do it with such love, with such care that the smallest thing in the world becomes a piece of art. It will bring great joy to you. And it will create a world without competition, without comparison; it will give dignity to all people; it will restore their pride, which religions have destroyed.
"Any act done with totality becomes your prayer."