"To live without a problem is very difficult, almost humanly impossible. Why? Because a problem gives you a distraction. A problem gives you an occupation. A problem gives you a busy-ness without any business. A problem engages you. If there is no problem, you will not be able to cling to the periphery of your being. You will be sucked by the centre.
And the centre of your being is empty. It is just like the hub of a wheel. The whole wheel moves on the empty hub. Your innermost core is empty, nothing, nothingness, shunyam, void, ayss-like. You are afraid of that emptiness, so you go on clinging on the rim of the wheel or, at the most, if you are a little daring, then you go on clinging to the spokes; but you never move towards the hub. One starts feeling afraid, shaky.
I go on answering your problems just to be polite. They are all bogus - basically meaningless - but they help you to avoid yourself. They distract you. How can one go in? There are so many problems first to be solved. But if one problem is solved, immediately another bubbles up. And if you look, you will see the other problem has the same quality as the first. Try to solve it and a third one comes up, which in turn is immediately substituted."
Found in: Yoga - The path to liberation by Osho, page 160.