We’re in a constant buzz, constant activity – physically and mentally. A lot of us have become obsessed with busyness, with hustling, being here and everywhere, sleeping when we’re dead and neglecting our peace and rest. There’s information overload, obsessions with knowing everything and about everyone. The hustle and keeping up with certain figures keep us up at night, leave us depressed and at war within ourselves. Stress levels are high, ailments come in at every corner and we diet-hop in a desperate search for a quick remedy.
“You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.”
Spiritual teacher Osho provides in-depth remedies to many of our physical and emotional ailments. He identifies issues such as the inability to balance the different demands in our everyday lives, the way we approach dealing with stress and becoming centred.
Pharmacy for the Soul is neatly organised into different categories such as unwinding, mood management, sexuality, and many others, following with techniques – some very simple and others potentially strenuous for some people and needing practice. Osho does not, and makes it clear, that the techniques he provides are not to replace professional services of psychologists or physicians.
He offers a holistic approach to the listed ailments. You will learn how to relieve stress without having to, say, look into a bottle of wine for the solution, relieving tension, dealing with mood swings, sleeping well and a whole cornucopia of other remedies. These helpful techniques include meditations, awareness exercises, and relaxation, rechannelling sex energy, throat clearing and more.
Pharmacy for the Soul is not for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s for people who believe in the connection of the mind to the body, to spiritual health and wellbeing and our ability to tap into our inner pharmacy.
If you’re open to practices such as meditation, breathing exercises, and the likes, you will enjoy and immensely benefit from Osho’s comprehensive teachings.