22 February 2022 — ATTACHMENT versus DETACHMENT/PEACE v RESTLESSNESS
To what might we be attached? The answer may be to having people treat us in a certain way such as acknowledging us, praising us, making us feel liked, wanted and needed.
There are many other answers to this question — such as getting promotion, acquiring money, our partner appreciating us, our boss being grateful/sympathetic when in carrying out his/her orders we injure ourselves etc etc.
ATTACHMENT, however, more often than not results in causing us to feel restless and discontented, whilst DETACHMENT — shrugging our shoulders and offering all up to the Universe knowing everything passes — brings us peace and contentment.
It’s not that easy, of course, to remain DETACHED in some circumstances but it can help, I find, to remind ourselves that everything passes and instead of giving into anger, self pity, feelings of being hard done by, etc to ask ourselves the question ‘WHY HAVE I ATTRACTED THIS? WHAT DO I NEED TO LEARN FROM IT?
PONDER POINTS: on reading the above my feelings are….what I think about the above writing is ……What I am attached to is….the occasions I remember causing myself real problems through feeling anger when what I was attached to happening didn’t happen are …..I can be gentle on myself and accept myself and life as it is in the moment by …..