Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thought of the day..."Everything I have in life is on lease"


One of the best thing about my job as a Doctor, is that I get the privilege to learn so much from my patients.

I would like to share with you one of those stories.....

One of my "wiser" patient introduced me to this concept of, "we have our children on lease".  She said that we cannot "own" or control our children forever.  Our children is "on lease" for us until they become fully independent.  Even with everything else we "own", what happens to it when we pass.

So, I have taken this concept a little further by suggesting that "Everything we have in life is on lease".

Why can this be a helpful way of thinking?  (Remember that I did not say, a more correct way of thinking, but a more helpful way of thinking.)

Well, if we have been conditioned to believe that we "own" something, then when it is gone, we will have a deeper sense of loss.  If it is on "lease", then the sense of loss will be less and more importantly, the fear of loss will be less......

Just food for thought.....

Dr Vin
Family Doctor
Australia

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