What Have You Got To Lose?

Ever had a fear of loss? Most people do. Ever really noticed what the cause of this fear really is?

To sum it up, it is a fear of lost identity. Think about it. Anything that you could possibly lose is attached to your identity. If not, you would not, or could not ever consider anything lost.

To illustrate; if you lost your keys, it would be a major hassle and a big deal to you because they are your keys. They provide access to your house, your car or something else of yours. The key word here is 'your' which is an extension of your identity. The same would not be true if you lost some keys you randomly found in a mall parking lot. This concept is true for anything you could possibly consider lost. If you lost money, your job, or even the respect of another person; it all boils down to a piece of your identity (even or especially if it is in the eyes of others). All things lost affect the way you see yourself or the way others see you.

This is said to remind us of an absolute truth. You really can't lose anything. This includes your very life. You can not lose your life because you, in fact, are life. Life is never lost, only transformed. You were not born with anything else that you could possibly lose. None of what you later learn is part of your identity is really the essence of who you are. The only thing that you ever truly have is you. Everything else are constructs of the mind. They are ideas that we take to be part of who we are.

You already have everything. The key to being more stress and care free is to realize and remember this. It will actually bring more of the things that you might have confused for your identity.

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Corinne Rodrigues said...

Wow! Loved this post and your blog.


C. Om said...

Thank you Corinne. My appreciation. I'll be sure to check out your's as well.

Viv said...

Masterful words!