Don’t Hold Back: a poem by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Don’t Hold Back: a poem by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
A How-To have relationships that are food for the soul. Savor it! Or tell me it’s not your food.

When you are not afraid,
then there is nothing to hide,
then you can be open,
then you can withdraw all boundaries,
then you can invite the other
to penetrate you to the very core.

And remember,
If you allow somebody to penetrate you
deeply,
the other will allow you to penetrate
into himself or into herself.
When you allow somebody to penetrate
you,
trust is created.
When you are not afraid,
the other becomes fearless.

Kabir has said somewhere:
I look into people.
They are so afraid, but I can’t see why.
They have nothing to lose.

It is like a person who is naked,
but never goes to take a bath in the river
because he is afraid his clothes will be
stolen.

This is the situation you are in:
you have no clothes,
but you are always afraid of losing them.
What have you got to lose?
Nothing.
This body will be taken by death.
Before it is taken by death,
give it to love.

Whatsoever you have will be taken away.
Before it is taken away,
why not share it?
That is the only way of possessing it.
If you can share
and give,
you are the master.

It is going to be taken away.
There is nothing you can retain forever.
Death will destroy everything.

So, if you follow me rightly,
the struggle is between death and love.
If you can give,
there will be no death.
Before anything can be taken away from
you,
you will already have given it.
You will have made it a gift.
There can be no death.

For a lover, there is no death.
For a nonlover, every moment is a death,
because, every moment,
something is being snatched away from
him.
The body is disappearing –
he is losing it every moment.
Then there will be death
and everything will be annihilated.

What is the fear?
Why are you so afraid of being known?
Even if everything is known about you
and you are an open book,
why do you fear?
How can it harm you?

The fear is just a false conception,
given by society,
that you have to hide,
that you have to protect yourself,
that you constantly
have to be
in a fighting mood,
that everybody is an enemy,
that everything is against you.

Nobody is against you,
Even if you feel somebody is against you,
he, too, is not against you.
everybody is concerned with himself,
not with you.

There is nothing to fear.
This has to be realized
before a real relationship can happen.
There is nothing to fear.

 

 

I always want to hear from you.


Lynda


Dr. Lynda Klau
Founder & Director of
LIfeUnlimited: The Center for Human Possibility
www.DrLyndaKlau.com
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