Though the term “ownership” is something that most of us encounter on a daily basis, just for this article let’s try and define what it means to be an owner of something.
For example, if you own your car, that basically means that you have the right to decide whether you will drive it or not, when and how long you want to drive it, whether you wish to rent it, sell it, lend it, offer it as gift, use it as a deposit, paint it in a different color, take it to the junk yard, etc. In other words, you have the right to use it in any way you like without the need to ask for anybody’s permission for it, or even to think about whether you need somebody’s permission or not.
Now that we’ve defined roughly what it means, let me ask you the following questions:
Do you feel like the owner of your life?
Do you feel like you can dispose with your life and create your reality according to the wishes of your heart? (without the need to ask for anybody’s permission for it, or even to think about whether you need somebody’s permission or not.)
If there is in your heart a deeply felt desire that you feel is a right one, but you don’t feel free or capable of accomplishing your goal on your own without receiving a permission from the people you spend a lot of time with, then you definitely do not feel like the owner of your own life.
Unfortunately, many people have given up living their dreams just because they did not have the approval of the people they were in close relationships with. They allowed others to “destroy” the vision of the life they felt was a right vision.
One of the basic conditions for you to be able to properly exercise your ownership over things you own is YOUR OWN AWARENESS that the matter in question is indeed owned by you. Only when you become aware that the thing really belongs to you, will you be able to dispose of it as its owner.
Only when you become aware that the thing you call “my reality” is something that depends solely upon you and that you are the single person who moulds it, only then will you be able to call yourself the owner of your life.
But how do you develop this awareness of owning your life?
There are numerous ways to do it, but one of the most efficient ways in my opinion, is meditating on a regular basis. Meditation can be a great help in becoming aware of one’s own Self, and the more aware we are of ourselves, it becomes clearer “who” we really are.
You are the owner of your life and the sooner you become aware of it, the sooner will you be able to start enjoying the benefits of ownership.
© 2010 – Tomislav Tomic