With this text I have two points:
To sum up:
Desire –> fear of losing –> thieves/people
Do we have our focus on the wrong “source” of fear? Most people in our culture fear only the last step in the formula: thieves/people.
Maybe it is time to lead our focus at least on step back, if not two.
Working on your fear of losing is hard, but possible. As is getting rid of desires, but yet people do this every day (most of them are hidden away in temples & monastery’s, though;)
But I am a firm believer and supporter of the thought that these incredible feats of self-discipline are still possible whilst living a modern life in our western culture.
To sum up:
Would it matter if we lost our affectionate, perhaps inherited wristwatch or necklace? Can one lose his personality just like that?
We fear losing material things because, to some extent, they describe who we are.
But do they really? Are we just mixing the two together?
Genuine personality (actions, thoughts, feelings, etc.)
Personal belongings <– current fear
In the end, what is more important for who you are? Items or characteristics?
Thank you for sticking with me through this blabble. Have a nice day! :)