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How to detach …. from material things?

We, humans, are the only species of the animal kingdom on this earth who get attached to things, to relationships, to our own selves from day one of our lives.

In this blog, we are discussing our obsession with MATERIAL POSSESSIONS.

A)    THE OBJECTS WE GET ATTACHED TO CHANGE with time:  

As a baby, my son would place his hand on my neck and suck on his favorite baby blanket to fall asleep.

He was so attached to his milk bottle; his dinky cars and his stuffed doggie. These were his prized possessions at that stage of life.

Today, as a young adult, a dent on his car, an unremovable stain on his new shirt, and misplacing the designer sunglasses bother him no end.

 *SO, DEARIES, THINGS WE VALUE TODAY MAY HAVE NO MEANING LATER IN LIFE.

 *THEN WHY GET ATTACHED TO MUNDANE OBJECTS?

B)    STOP CHASING THE MIRAGE!

With each stage of life, our obsession to acquire things keeps changing.

A motorcycle, a car followed by an SUV.

A nice house in a prestigious locality, a holiday home, and then a farmhouse.

Designer clothes, an expensive watch, jewelry, and whatnot!

“Thousands of desires, each worth dying for….” Mirza Ghalib’s quote is so apt, so relevant!

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Remember friends, the human tendency is to desire more and more. We spend a major part of our life acquiring, hoarding, and showing off our possessions.

Does it make sense?

However, if an object improves your quality of life, enhances an experience, gives you freedom, unshackles you from a mundane chore…. GO FOR IT!

*STOP BUYING THINGS TO BE ONE UP IN YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE.

*STOP HOARDING.

*JUST GO FOR WHAT IS OF USE.

C)    MATERIAL POSSESSIONS GIVE ONLY MOMENTARY PLEASURE!

Things you own do not define you.

Your possessions are there for you, not the other way around. They serve a purpose for a limited time and bring only fleeting pleasure.

We stick to them for sentimental reasons or because we spent a bomb acquiring them or in the hope that they will be of use later at some point in time.

Agreed, money is important, do create a healthy buffer to sail through the twilight years. In the quest, don’t forget to invest in a healthy lifestyle, cultivate good habits, try to be a good human being, and do look after your own self.

A very close relation of ours in his late seventies has done extremely well in life. The whole family very proudly talks of his spectacular rise from extremely humble beginnings.

For the past eight months, he is undergoing dialysis twice a week.

All his material possessions are of no consequence to him, he eagerly looks forward to having a full can of chilled Limca that he is allowed to have during dialysis!

How the whole perspective of life changes.

* BUDDIES, JUST GIVE AWAY THE THINGS THAT HAVE SERVED THEIR PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE.

someone else might be in need of them, they will use them and cherish them!

·     ENJOY THE DOUBLE BONANZA, A DECLUTTERED PLACE, AND THE HAPPINESS OF GIVING TO A NEEDY PERSON.

Friends, I eagerly look forward to your feedback,

Do share your views,

I see almost 1000 clicks on my previous blogs,

Would love to interact with my precious readers.

Renuka.

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