It’s normal to care about what other people think of you. After all, our brains are wired to do so thanks to evolution.
But it can become a problem when the fear of what other people think affects your decision-making.
I’m sure many people can relate to this. I know I can. But when I came across this quote from Osho, I realized how ridiculous all this worrying was.
The truth is what we know who we are better than anyone else. And when we look deep inside and realize this, what other people say doesn’t matter at all.
Check out the quote from Osho below and let me know what you think in the comments.
“Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal. Rather than being disturbed by what others say, you should start looking inside yourself…
Whenever you are self-conscious you are simply showing that you are not conscious of the self at all. You don’t know who you are. If you had known, then there would have been no problem— then you are not seeking opinions. Then you are not worried what others say about you— it is irrelevant!
Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.”
If you enjoyed this quote, I highly recommend you check out this related post: This Mystic Is Asked If There Is A God. His Answer Might Shock Many Of You. In a similar fashion, he gets straight to the point of what enlightenment really means and how to achieve it. It’s truly great advice.