“Everything in this world is here for you to use. But use it graciously as a guest – don’t clutch it desperately like a beggar.” – Blair Lewis
I work on this quality, but I also know I have a long way to go. If I lost the things I associate with my identity: my productivity, my address, my car, my appearance, those who love me, etc., I’d be reeling. This is why I work everyday on remembering and honoring my breath, my heartbeat, and the irrevocable sanctity of life…so I won’t slide into insanity when I am forced to live without that to which I have grown accustomed to clinging.
(For a quick test of your possessiveness, think about how you deal with bad news.)