Ownership And Territory Are Unnatural

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Ownership is important to an adult child, who has not escaped from his insecurity about entering into the unknown. When you know exactly what your territory is, and you can guard and maintain it absolutely, you never have to enter the unknown. But this doesn't describe you; it pertains to those you meet. When you meet adult children, you need to act like an adult—that is, very gracefully, so you can teach the adult child by example how to grow. As you may know, a child doesn't actually learn from the words you speak, but from the attitude you keep. As you develop your adult nature, your evolved spiritual nature, it's very important that you practice how to relate to adult children, because they make up about 86 percent of the planet's population.

The last thing you want to do when you run into an adult child is demand that he be adult. It's like walking up to a four-year-old and saying, “I can't believe it, after all these years. You’ve had four years to master this.”