Lessons on Love and Possession

January 23, 2016

I am yours and you are mine” These romantic and endearing words are shared between lovers as a promise. They propose that each person belongs to the other and that they will not leave… But we’ve all seen that people fall out of love all the time even after having said such sweet nothings. It is this fear of someone we love leaving us that can cause stress and unneeded pressure. We know that we ourselves can leave any relationship at any time and so can our significant other, but this shouldn’t cause any worry. Each day that you stay in each other’s lives is a precious gift. After all, you don’t own each other yet you’re both still hanging around!

Love is not about possession.

Love is about admiring from as close as you can and allowing someone to integrate throughout your entire life while simultaneously having respect for their own separate life.  

This quote from spiritual teacher, Osho, says it all:

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

Love is about appreciation.

These powerful words are some that we find ourselves circling back to. Somehow when we begin to practice this, much of the weight and stress we feel in our relationships disappears and we can just admire the things and people in our lives for who and what they are. How has changing your view of love and possession changed your relationships? Please feel free to share your stories with us in the comments so that we may learn from your knowledge.

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