freedom in loss

When you’ve lost your job,
You no longer have to worry about pleasing your boss.

When you’ve lost your source of income,
You no longer have to be concerned with retirement investments.

When you’ve lost all your hopes and plans for the future,
You’re better able to live in the present.

When you’ve lost most of your friends and acquaintances,
You no longer have to wonder if they really care about you.

When you’ve lost your reputation,
You no longer have to consider what others think or say about you.

When you’ve lost your religious community,
You no longer have to think about thinking correctly.

When you’ve lost your sense of self-worth,
You really don’t have to care anymore if you live or die.

And when you’ve lost your will to live,
You no longer have any reason to get up in the morning,
Except, perhaps, for others who still see some purpose in your life.

© panthera2, 2012.

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One comment on “freedom in loss

  1. charles says:

    Living for others has merit.

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