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Freedom of not owning any physical objects

Discussion in 'Family and Personal Living' started by Amanaki, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    In the moment when I chose to give away or on a few occasion sell my belongings, I realized how good and free it felt. To not be worried about what I have or don't have. Yes, I might borrow a thing or two but if the owner needs it back it's not difficult at all. it's not mine so I can, of course, give it back at any time.

    Actually it is a very free feeling of living :)
     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Lack of attachment is indeed freeing. Some can do this while still having things and for others, having as little as possible is best.
     
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  4. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    I can only speak for myself :) But in my case, I both wanted to have as little physical objects as possible but at the same time I was and still am in a situation where it was and still is about having enough to be able to buy food for survival. But when I first was without the objects i realized that it made me fully free :)
    I have enough money to get along nicely so its no big deal :) But I could not do this when I still was together with my ex.fianceè, she is way too much of a materialist
     
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    About 30 years ago, I went through one of the most transformative periods of my life. Within six short months -- from December 24th to June 4th -- I lost nearly everything I at that time owned. Both tangible things like my business and my home, and intangible things like nearly every friendship I had.

    It felt like sheer tons had been lifted from my shoulders.

    Don't get me wrong. There was plenty of trauma, but yes, it did feel liberating.
     
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    And gears. I need gears...& flywheels.
    And if ever you need any, I have spares.

    Btw, many of the things I acquire these days are
    for the purpose of putting somewhere else.
    I like having stuff, but it can get out of hand.
     
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  7. Amanaki

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    To lose everything unwillingly and to be able to give away everything is to me two different ways to the same place :) I would imagine your experience was more traumatic then what i am going through now. But yes to be free of any bound and every physical object is very freeing :) That said, i can not say i will not buy new objects later, that may or may not happen
     
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    I think the hardest things to lose are not the tangible, physical things. The cars, the homes, the businesses -- all easy compared to losing one's hopes, dreams, and -- most significantly -- one's basic, foundational beliefs about the nature of life and the world. The intangibles are what, in the end, we cling to most of all.
     
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    So true, many years ago I was on that path toward self-destruction, not from letting go of self, but from giving up life. Some of the darkest days of my life. But this time, even I am no longer the owner of anything, I have good hope for how my life will be.
    The difference within me is noticeable, the calmness within is on its way back to me :)
     
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    the thing is we are not self-sufficient...we need fuel ...to make steam
    keeping the boiler fed

    ole Pete had some insights
     
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    Being unencumbered by objects
    Keeping a minimal zen house does also free the mind from clutter. Focus and intent become more pronounced as you find yourself one day flying magic carpets. Notice how most sci-fi scenarios involve humans (and other beings) possessing barely the shirt on their back, and able to pack belongings into a tampon-sized suitcase for galactic travel.
     
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  13. Amanaki

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    :) I live in a friends apartment at the moment, so not even the place I stay is mine :)
     
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    related and relevant....comic relief
     
  15. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    But if you don't own things what do you spend your money on? If you're not spending money, how do you justify the endless pursuit of more and more of it? And if you can't justify the pursuit of money, how do you ensure you have enough to buy the things you need to own?
     
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  16. Sunstone

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    Even those of us who are pretty cool with minimizing our material possessions tend to balk at giving up our core beliefs. Yet, there is no difference between material possessions and spiritual possessions to the brain or mind. Both are attachments.
     
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    The little money i do have is only spent on food to survive. Since i do not own any physical objects i do not spend money buying new objects. so no need to justify that
     
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    I stand corrected. Liberation = Attachment. :D
     
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    At the moment I have about 250 USD in the month to live for.
     
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    I love owning stuff and having possessions
     
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