Detachment: Let nothing own you

A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
God said: Alright son it is time to go. 

Surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans… I’m sorry but it is time to go.
What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.

God answered: Your belongings.
My belongings? you mean my things, my clothes, my money?
God answered: Those things were not yours they belonged to the earth.
Is it my memories? the man asked.
God answered: those never belonged to you they belonged to Time
Is it my talents?
God answered: those were never yours they belonged to the circumstances.
Is it my friends and family?
God answered: I’m sorry they were never yours they belonged to the path.
Is it my wife and son?
God answered: They were never yours they belonged to your heart.
Is it my body?
God answered: that was never yours it belonged to the dust.

Is it my soul?
God answered: No that is mine.

Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from god and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty.
With a tear coming down his cheek the man said: I never had anything???
God answered:

That is correct, every moment you lived were only yours.
Life is just a moment. a moment that belongs to you.

For this reason enjoy this time while you have it.
Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

You must be logged in to post a comment.

%d bloggers like this: