For many, many lives you have been saying, "Please excuse me, I cannot come. Somebody is getting married and I have to go there. I cannot come because I have to purchase a house." What are you saying? Life invites you to be ecstatic and you reject the invitation, and then you say, "I am suffering"; then you say, "I have been rejected"; then you say, "Why is there so much pain in life?" You reject all invitations to be happy.
The trees invite you, the moon invites you, the clouds invite you, the river invites you. The whole existence invites you from everywhere, but you say, "Excuse me." The rose invites you and you pass by the side and you say, "Excuse me, I cannot come because I am going to a friend's marriage."
Osho, The Mustard Seed: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus Ch 19 (excerpt)