In this world you are not here to fulfill anybody’s expectations. The one responsibility, and the only responsibility, is to become yourself, to realize who you are. And that is possible only if you realize all the potentialities that you carry within – unrepressed, open, floating.
Do something right now: close your eyes, and allow something that you have never allowed before. (Osho shines his penlight on the man, who lets out a short loud scream.) Good. Very good. For three weeks be completely crazy, and after three weeks things will balance by themselves. The experience has been good. You could at least do something. Good.
I was pretty shaken up. I had a strong experience of the limitations I am casing myself in.
You carry a very strong armor around you. But it is good that you are becoming aware. It is just an armor, it is not clinging to you. You are clinging to it, so when you become aware, you can simply drop it. The armor is dead. If you don’t carry it, it will disappear. Not only are you carrying it, but nourishing and feeding it continuously.
But this is how civilization is – in a very neurotic state. Civilization is a neurosis, and it pays – that’s why we have decided to be neurotic. But by and by as man is becoming more aware, it is becoming more and more clear that the affair is too costly. It gives something, but it takes more than it gives. It gives you many things, but it takes the inner soul. It gives you a better standard of life, but it kills you.
Every child is fluid, he has no frozen parts in him; the whole body is one organic unity. The head is not important and the feet are not unimportant. In fact, division doesn’t exist; there are no demarcations. But by and by demarcations start coming up. Then the head becomes the master, the boss, and the whole body is divided into parts. A few parts are accepted by the society and a few parts are not. A few parts are dangerous for the society and have to be almost destroyed. That creates the whole problem.
So you have to watch where you feel limitations in the body. Where exactly did you become aware that there were more limitations – in the legs?
Certainly in the legs – and in the neck, chest and throat.