Our egos equate having with being. I have therefore I am. Our ego’s sense of self-worth is often combined with the worth we have in our and others perception. Ancient spiritual practices were all about giving up possessions (usually to a church that was only too happy to take them). Universal wisdom states we cannot own nor control what we did not create. My Native American ancestors never understood the concept of owning property; they felt they belonged to the land but the land did not belong to them. This cost them dearly in the long run! Since we all shall die, in truth we are temporarily in stewardship of things for a brief period of time. An attachment to things reduces when we no longer seek to identify ourselves with them. As we age we often begin to let go of these attachments and attach them to the next generation, often feeling a sense of freedom in the process.
Phillip Elton Collins
Co-Founder, The Angel News Network
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