There is something in you that wants to be generous. See, it’s not only that you have generosity in you, but there is something in you that wants to be generous. Not only that you have love in you, but there is something in you that wants to love—and something that wants to be loved. But this is buried under garbage.
In life, as you grow older, you always have to keep focus and perspective on what is important. This garbage that we accumulate in our lives, what does it do? The biggest harm it does is it frustrates us. And when a human being starts to feel the frustration inside of them, they can no longer see straight; they can no longer prioritize; they can no longer understand; they can no longer see beyond the realm of their problems.
And that’s why problems become the biggest thing. And the things that are important will get buried in garbage. You’ve got to keep your house clean—every day if you can—every day; every hour if you can. But if you can’t, at least, every two days—and that’s to sit down; be with yourself!
And say, “Okay, what is important to me?” Not to the world. Not the world’s expectations of me, but, “What is important to me? I want to feel good; I want to be in peace—and I want to help the ones I love, that I want to be there for them.” Once you have this? This is your “house cleaned.” You know where everything is—and do it! Because you can!
And that’s the simplest wisdom, you know, simplest wisdom—and you have that in you. Of course you have that in you. You always have that in you—you have the ability to vacuum-clean up, and make your life shine! And that’s what you should do!
Not be victimized by all the garbage that everybody keeps—because once the room, once the house looks like garbage, people are going to dump more garbage in it! That’s what’s going to happen! And then everybody will come, “Oh, we know a place to dump the garbage....” And that’s what happens.
Clean, clean, clean. That’s called “conscious, being conscious, being aware.” Being aware.
– Prem Rawat