Something More (Osho)
That feeling of missing something continues to the very end; it goes only at the last moment.
This feeling, that something is missing, is true because something is missing: the ultimate is missing. Everything is good, everything is joyful, things are as they should be; but the ecstasy, that explosion where you utterly disappear… for that one has to wait. It is coming, it is on the way, it may come any day; it can come any day.
So until and unless it has happened you will have this feeling that something is missing. It is fortunate that you feel this. There are millions of people who don’t feel that they are missing anything at all.
They are not enjoying their work, they are not happy with their relationship; they have no music in their life, they have no dance in their life. They are accumulating dead money and think they are doing great things. They have nothing and still they don’t feel that something is missing; they are the unfortunate people.
But something somewhere is missing. You don’t know what it is… how can you? Unless it happens you will not be able to even know what was missing. You have never known it before so you cannot recognize what is missing.
If you come in the room and you see that the TV is not there, you know the TV is missing because it was there; you knew it. But this is something which you have never known, so you cannot really feel what it is exactly. It is good that you have started feeling it; it happens only when everything is okay. Then only does one feel that mysterious phenomenon which people down the ages have called truth, satori, samadhi, enlightenment, nirvana; these are just names for that something is missing. Yes, it is missing, but you cannot do anything to have it.
You can only go on growing in the harmony in which you are already growing. Become more and more harmonious, and the more harmonious you are, the more you will feel that it is being missed, because you will become more alert that there is nothing else you need – only this something.
It will happen, but before that everything else has to settle in a deep harmony, we have to prepare. When the king is to come one has to prepare a thousand and one things. When we invite the king and we have lived the life of a beggar we have to prepare many things.
The guest comes at the right moment: whenever you are ready, it is there. It has always been there, just waiting for your readiness. Whenever the time is right. It will happen, there is nothing to be worried about. It is missing, and you have to go on preparing. Laughter is on the way; it will be coming!