What this Book is About?
The book Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other, consists of profound insights by Osho about the role of intimacy in our relationships and how we can bring that about.
This book includes Osho’s explanation on Intimacy, some meditations and his response to some of the questions related to Intimacy.
Brief Summary of the Book:
This book has been divided into following five parts –
First things first: The ABC of Intimacy
Osho defines Intimacy in this section. He explains that intimacy has to begin with ourselves.
We have to be authentic, listen to ourselves and trust ourselves before we enter into intimacy with the other.
Most importantly, one has to start this journey from wherever we are and everyone can do that.
Intimacy with others: The next steps
Once we are true and intimate to ourselves, we can begin with being intimate with others. Osho shares a number of ways to do the same.
In this section, Osho describes following four pitfalls which hinder us from being intimate:
– The Habit of Reaction
– Stuck on Security
– False Values
Tools for Transformation
In this section, Osho shares ways to bring about the transformation within yourself to be more intimate. Here are the four techniques described by him:
– Accept yourself
– Let yourself be Vulnerble
– Be Selfish
– A meditation technique
On the way to Intimacy: Responses to Questions
This section deals with different questions asked by Osho Sanyasins regarding intimacy. Osho’s responses to these questions are full of insights and valuable for any meditator or seeker.
For Whom This Book is For?
Anyone who is feeling stuck in one’s relationship with boy friend girl friend, wife or husband, should read and practice Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other.
Anyone who is tired of “one night stands” or “hit and run” type of relationships and feeling empty within oneself should also read this book.
Regular meditators will also get insights to improve their intimate relationships from this book.
There are 45 amazing reviews on Amazon with 4+ rating of this book, which is a proof enough about the transformative impact this book has made on the lives of its readers.
Here’s one review, which speaks volumes about this book:
“It’s never too late to learn to love and be loved! This book was enlightening – it helped me to understand myself within an intimate relationship and also how I relate to all people. Some of what you will learn: you must first love and accept who you really are to love another..live in the moment not the past or future…to trust another (the ultimate respect one can give) you must first trust yourself…love does not possess…be insecure in love NOT secure (security will never satisfy you!)…live life like a child…it’s okay to be selfish…love doesn’t think in terms of uglyness or beauty…it is rare to find a person that totally fits with you…don’t be in a hurry to marry…spiritual harmony is most important in a relationship. The book is very well written (Osho does not write to impress) and full of wisdom! You will never be the same within a relationship after reading it, I promise!” – WildFlower
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