Monday, January 13, 2014

the self is not a possession

I came across this on a friend's Facebook timeline.

It occurred to me that the aboriginal peoples of the world tend to extend this practice of non-possessiveness even to the self.
To the Western mind, the idea of non-possessiveness of self, sounds like self-abandonment or self-neglect. Actually, the attachment that comes with possessiveness constricts a person's ability to care for oneself and for others.


Kathleen said...

As always, thank you for this. It helps me think about things in different ways. This coincides with another bit of wisdom I heard yesterday, providing comfort along with insight. Sigh...

jeronimus said...

Hi Kathleen.
I struggle sometimes to put this idea into practice, but it is very liberating.

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