Trusting Oneself and the Other
"Hit-and-run" relationships have become more common in a society like ours that has grown more rootless, less tied to traditional family structures, and more accepting of casual sex. But at the same time there arises an undercurrent of feeling that something is missing - a quality of intimacy.
This quality has very little to do with the physical, though sex is certainly one possible door. Far more important to intimacy is a willingness to expose our deepest feelings and vulnerabilities, with the trust that the other person will treat these with care. Ultimately, the willingness to take the risk of intimacy has to be grounded in an inner strength that knows that even if the other remains closed, even if that trust is betrayed, we will not suffer any permanent damage.
In this gentle and compassionate guide, Osho takes us step-by-step through what makes intimacy frightening and how to encounter those fears, go beyond them, and nourish ourselves and our relationships to support more openness and trust.
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