reply to post by Chadwickus
It can be perceived as a complete loss, but there's always the other choice to see it as a complete unburdening of material weight, complete freedom.
Given the circumstances, I'd choose the latter. We all have the bredth of intellect to change our perceptions at the drop of a hat. Why be
depressed about this stuff when you can simply change your perceptions?
Before you start on how I obviously know nothing about true suffering and the loss of everything, let me assure you that I know all too well. I've
spent a lifetime learning to unlearn the nasty emotional habit of attachment and keeping all that "baggage". But I've finally succeeded in
relinquishing all my worldly goods to those who want them. The stories that go with all those unfortunate events of my life hitherto are also
relegated to the four winds. I have no use for them. I'm keeping the lesson but the rest of it is of no use.
Perhaps there's a spiritual lesson for these people, for everyone. Sometimes it takes bitter medicine to cure what ails you.