Yes, there is tension.
To be consciously conscious is to be tense,
but it is not because of consciousness
but because of partial consciousness.
The unconscious is always behind the so called
this situation creates tension
because this creates a dichotomy,
hence the tension,
because the being is divided --
which cannot be divided.
Hence the tension,
The unnaturality of the situation is the root cause
of this tension,
and for that matter of all tensions,
because then one is not individual,
that is, indivisible;
therefore there is tension,
and one cannot really relax unless one is ONE.
Either be totally unconscious as in deep and
dreamless sleep --
and then there is no tension,
or be totally conscious --
and then you are in the state of no-tension
because the total can never be tense.
That is why the whole is the holy.
But falling into deep sleeplike trance is just
escaping the problem,
and that too only for the time being,
because you will be back soon --
because by such escapes
the gap between the conscious and the unconscious
is not bridged
but, on the contrary, widened even more.
One becomes split and schizophrenic.
So always be aware of the mind
because it tries to find solace in unconscious states
in so many ways --
through chemical drugs,
through auto-hypnotic means,
Begin to be aware of anything
which ordinarily happens unconsciously,
for example -- anger, jealousy, pride --
and your consciousness will be deepened.
even in day-to-day acts be conscious,
for example -- walking, eating, talking --
and your consciousness will be expanded.
Be alert when thinking.
No thought should be allowed to pass unwitnessed.
And then, in the end, there is explosion
in which you become totally conscious
with no unconsciousness behind.
When this happens one is one,
and to be one is to be silent.
This silence is beyond time and space,
because it is beyond duality.
OSHO, A Cup of Tea