Friday, February 5, 2010

The Great Advantage

The great advantage of having nothing is that everything becomes a gain.   Losing everything is at the same time the scariest, as well as the most liberating experience you can have. When you have something, - anything, you've got to protect it from disappearing. And so worry becomes a resident in your heart. When you've got nothing, your heart overflows with gratitude for every offering you receive.
{picture courtesy of Google images}


5thsister said...

wonderful perspective.

HeatherLynn said...

Boy do I know THIS feeling.....went my whole life with basically nothing but an arsenal of good people....totally irreplaceable, but non-material I have a house....and I find that I'm fierce in my want to keep it forever and ever.

it's a gift that I'm not only hugely thankful for, in my eyes, it's one of the luckiest gifts every bestowed upon me.


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

That's definitely something to chew on. I struggle with this sometimes, but it's good to know that there are times when it can only go up.

Tracie said...

I had to read this one a couple of times. My brain isn't good with deep thoughts today.

Right now, I feel like my life is Just So. (I'm thinking of a children's book. Can't remember the name of it...Neurons not firing.)

Erin said...

Lately I've been having difficulty recognizing what I have. Which is sad and wrong. I'm in a rut. Trying to get out.