“Understand that everything that has happened in your life was completely constructed by you. The things you’ve accumulated and the towers you’ve built are just inanimate objects. They are made of millions of pieces of wood, brick, steel or plastic. These things have no opinions. They have no ideas. They do not become angry or happy. They Do Not Have Minds. They are not out to get you. Your diamonds do not care if you toss them into the garbage, and your house will not be aware if you rip it to the ground.
These things seem obvious, but when life is falling down, visions become blurry. To shrink these monstrous problems back down to size, you must believe that your home, job, possessions and status mean absolutely nothing. You have to treat everything that is collapsing into your head as an “easy come, easy go” situation. Yes, it all has to mean that little to you. Do not let your ego tell you that you’ve worked so hard for all you have and that you are going to hold onto it with all of the strength you can muster.
“How can I get to this point?” you may ask. I shall tell you. If you wish to place your mind in this frame of thinking quickly, imagine that you are only a few minutes away from your death. That’s right. Pretend that I just told you that you will die in the next five minutes. With this new knowledge, picture the things that really mean the most to you. Is it truly your house, your car, the money you wish you had, or your prestige in the community?”
JB Lewis, in “Living in Consciousness”
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