Saturday, February 26, 2011

Daniel Suelo: Love and Possessions

"We are in a world that believes possession is love. This is a world that believes love is a purchase. Husbands possess wives. Wives possess husbands. Parents possess children. And parents shower possessions on children. Lovers shower possessions on each other. When a child feels empty and rebels, or a relationship goes sour, how many times have you heard, 'After ALL I’ve done for you, this is how you repay me?' In this very statement is the answer to the parent’s failure, or the lover’s failure!

Our families and relationships aren’t truly families and relationships, they are professions. Our families and relationships, like our jobs, are The World’s Oldest Profession!

When you give somebody a gift, are you offended if they pass it on or get rid of it for whatever reason? Then you know you didn’t really give a gift! It was a bargaining tool, with strings attached. It was a manipulation, a power trip, not a gift! If you receive a gift and can’t get rid of it because of 'sentimental value,' you are under its bondage, tied by its strings, controlled by its manipulation. Sentimental value is most insidious, because it parades itself as love. Sentimental value is why you can’t follow truth, can’t follow your heart. Children are bound by the sentimental value of their parents, not by the love of their parents."

- Daniel Suelo, his web post: http://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/Home/love-possession---sex-money
his blog post: http://zerocurrency.blogspot.com/2006/04/love-possession.html

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