Een van de principes waar je altijd weer op terug kan vallen komt van Veeresh, de oprichter en inspirator van de Osho Humaniversity in Egmond aan Zee. Het heet het ‘Also’ principe en het gaat zo:
You can feel that you’re the greatest asshole in the world, and when somebody says that ALSO you are very beautiful, you see that you have to accept that, too. ALSO lets you slide between being beautiful and being ugly. If you learn to appreciate ALSO, it is like an insurance program for being enlightened.
People tend to forget about ALSO. They think that it is either one or the other. No, it is ALSO always, whatever it is that is coming. You are ugly and you are beautiful and you are confused and fucked up and you don’t know what you are, ALSO. And you are ALSO sometimes turned on or absolutely a fucking drag to be with, ALSO.
And then ALSO sometimes you are just floating and it is beautiful and there is nothing to say. You want to know who you are? You are ALSO. Never, ever exclude anything, man. Everything is always ALSO because if you exclude anything, you are a poor human being. You don’t allow.
ALSO, ALSO, ALSO, ALSO, that’s who you are. We only have this much time to live. Within that time include everything. ALSO, ALSO, ALSO: I fucked it up, ALSO, I feel great ALSO, I had the greatest orgasm ALSO, I blew it ALSO. When you allow that, it is beautiful. I am beautiful because I allow the ALSO’s in me.
I am beautiful because I accept my ugliness, and I accept fucking it up. And I accept feeling guilty and I accept wishing I could do it better. And if you ever come in a situation where you don’t accept ALSO, that is an ALSO, also.”
Je bet perfect en en mag jezelf helemaal accepteren, met je mooie kanten en je die waar je kritisch over bent. Dat is goddelijke eenheid.