Though it is obvious that our involvements, accomplishments, possessions, and cherished relationships will one day be left behind, we sometimes become possessive of them, harboring a sense of ownership, and forming attachments.
Being of useful service in this world is a privilege and high calling. When all is said and done, our life-affirming contributions which have enriched others and improved conditions matter most. Our personal preferences are secondary or unimportant in the larger scheme of things.
As for the attachments and preferences we may have formed along the way, our deeper knowing resonates sympathetically and agreeably with the sage’s wise declaration: “Whatever I call mine must end. All that I am I give.” This perspective is natural when we recognize that everything here is on loan and that each breath is a gift. Above our temporary preferences and attachments, we are permanently free in our essential being.