ISN’T life interesting; we tend to spend so much time, effort, and money acquiring things, for what we perceive as “necessary” or for pleasure, yet in truth we never actually own them?
Think about it; that house, car, property, jewelry, clothing, etc... If you truly owned them wouldn't you be able to take them with you at the end? When you leave your body and move on toward wherever you believe your heading, can you take your 'stuff ' with you?
POSSESS YES, OWN NO.
Items, or ‘things’, are matter, which is subject to the laws of time & space.
For a fleeting moment in time we possess each moment, and the associated matter (the things we experience), but we do not own it; time passes, as does matter.
All things have a beginning - middle - end.
All things return to the root.
Therefore, is it not true to say we do not own that which has been acquired, we only possess it in each moment?
Things, including self (the thing I call me), are temporary awareness in each current moment,
until the moment passes.
Therefore, is it not true all things noticed, sensed, acquired, (thought of as owned) shall pass?
WE ARE NOT OWNERS - WE ARE CARETAKERS.
If we do not actually own, then perhaps we can find happiness in the knowledge we do not have to fear loss? Surely one cannot lose something you do not own?
Through possessing (rather than owning), we can thoroughly enjoy the 'each moment' as it occurs, with a great appreciation that it is temporary, not permanent.
By ‘not-owning’ you are free to consider yourself as a caretaker, as opposed to owner; you have the opportunity to enjoy each present moment, marinate in it, savor it, REST in it.
R.E.S.T. is the acronym I use for the practice to Remove Emotional Stress and Tension.
I invite you to practice the option of possess, rather than own, for just a single day; and notice the release of tension from your world.
View everything as temporary, including people, things, and self. At the conclusion of your day write 3 things for which you are grateful, having been aware that you were [or are] the caretaker, not the owner.
We are all caretakers; this is why we say “TAKE CARE” when we say good-bye.....
With Love & Respect
Paul J. Pettit.
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