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OSHO: The Fear of Intimacy

Osho puts the human mind under the microscope as never before, analyzes it down to the smallest wrinkle.

And here is Osho’s response to the question:

Of my many fears, the one of which I am most aware is that of intimacy. I am like a hit and run driver in my relationships with people. Could you speak to me of my fear of intimacy?
“Everybody is afraid of intimacy. It is another thing whether you are aware of it or not. Intimacy means exposing yourself before a stranger. We are all strangers — nobody knows anybody. We are even strangers to ourselves, because we don’t know who we are. Intimacy brings you close to a stranger. You have to drop all your defenses; only then, intimacy is possible. And the fear is that if you drop all your defenses, all your masks, who knows what the stranger is going to do with you?”

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OSHO: The Fear of Intimacy was originally published on Divine Aim

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