The Life Changing Art of Detachment
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We are creatures of habit. Creatures of comfort. Who seek pleasure over pain, familiar over unfamiliar. We’ve been heavily programmed in modern times to seek the fast, cheap and easy route. Be that in diet, fitness and health regimes, to fixing our relationship problems in ‘only three steps’.
What if we instead turn within and seek to learn the art of detachment?
Detachment from thoughts, emotions and behaviours that limit us and keep us repeating the same cycles while our bodies age and weary. As a result, we may well reach the high point which the Ageless Eastern Wisdom, many faiths and philosophies speak of. A point ‘of lived wisdom’ we could call it. A point where we cease to create suffering for ourselves and others.
Together, We Also Explore
- Detachment – the great experiment
- Modern Western psychology of detachment
- The Ageless Eastern teachings of detachment
- Beauty, Wisdom & Truth of philosophies & faiths;
- Baha’i Faith of Persia
- Buddhism (including Zen)
- Letting go & the practice of Firm But Loving
- Harmony, ‘de-taching’ & the Path of Least Resistance
- The Art of Detachment & the Art of Letting Go
- The Internal Battle – Soul V’s Personality
- Questions and self-inquiry for meditation & contemplation
- Your True Nature
“Letting go has for too long been associated with endings, death, suffering and pain. When as we know, it is simply part of the cycle of all that is. Both The Art of Detachment and The Art of Letting Go are therefore simply part of this cycle too. It is in letting go of what no longer serves; in the toy of childhood. In the habitual reactions to a lovers’ doing or not doing what is desired. In the repeating of out dated habits; be that over eating, smoking, buying more stuff or aimlessly scrolling social media, that something dies, ends and, de-taches. Allowing something new to take its place. A tiny shift, a tiny change and thus a tiny turn upon the spiral of life moves us forward.”
“…and if nothing else what if I asked you to ask yourself what are you most attached to right now? how can you better deal with that? What is one thing, aspect, person, that you can detach from be that mentally, emotionally, physically, all of the above, so that you are no longer hurt, impacted, affected?”
Your starting point today is simply to take one attachment that you have right now, that you know does not serve you. That is causing you hurt, pain or harm in some way and begin The Art of Detachment from it. As you come to sense, feel, know the liberation that it brings it will fuel you to continue to take the next attachment, and the next. Slowly peeling them back and casting them off and onto the fire. Making way for your freedom and the consequent freedom of others.
In Light & Love of the Soul, Elise | S*M