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.
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5 comments:

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 treasure...now 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.

~hl~

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.