“Your health depends on everybody else’s health,” states Osho.
If you want to be happy, really happy, can you be happy in an unhappy world? Can you be happy in an unhappy family, can you be happy with unhappy human beings? It is not possible. It is like you want to be healthy – can you be healthy when everybody is ill and unhealthy? How long can you protect yourself? Your health depends on everybody else’s health. If everybody else is healthy, the more is the possibility for you to be healthy.
If everybody is ill, the sooner or later you will be ill. And if you protect yourself so much from illness, then your protection will become your illness. You will be constantly worried about protection, and that will create stress. That will make you so tense that you will not be able to live at all. We are not separate, we are together. We are so much together that we are members of each other.
Osho, The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 2, Ch 9, Q 4 (excerpt)