Monday, November 10, 2014

Fear of Loss

You fear the loss of what you have.

You fear the loss of your material possessions.
You fear the loss of your emotional possessions.
You fear the loss of your spiritual possessions.

Only the last one is worth worrying about.

First one you should not fear - even if you run the risk of turning a rikshaw puller in Kolkata from a royal in Delhi. (We do have an example of Mughal family doing that in Kolkata.)

Your close people ditching you should not also bother you.
Though its effect will be much more severe than the material loss mentioned earlier. Emotional relations too are worldly. On the judgment day a mother shall be running away from her children. That is a terrible thing but the truth remains that emotional relations in the world may become useless at the end of the day.

Spiritual relations fall into a different category.
Reserve your most serious fears for them.