I'm feeling revived, light and practicing great non-attachment. So much so I am weighing up how I feel about practicing non-attachment and having the 'it won't happen to me' attitude. There feels to be a fine line between them both at the moment.
I find it an interesting topic of thought in a world that seems to practice and encourage attachment and the 'it will happen to you so get that extra insurance, or that extra vaccine jab'.... attitude. hmmmm....
I contemplate thoughts and questions like:
- Am I attached to any of my objects / things / people in my life? If they were taken away from me tomorrow how would I feel? If I'd be distraught then why - what is their deep meaning and is it because I am attached or an other reason?
- I don't like to get too far ahead of myself or this 'now' moment - so to worry about whether something will or won't happen to me seems out of alignment with my truth and doesn't feel right. I'd prefer to deal with the facts as presented.
- Am I denying myself of truth though? Which takes me back to the 'it won't happen to me' attitude...
One thing which is inevitable for us all is our last breath in this body, and to be honest if my time ended today I don't feel distraught or attached to this world. To be at peace with my mortality in this body means I can live my best life without fear of my own death. In truth this is the only thing which is inevitable.
It is not promised that I will get cancer just because the odds may say I will, or that my car might be stolen, or my house could burn down. I can only find a balance, solution, acceptance or way through with what is happening now.
When I am practicing non-attachment no one can hurt me!! So no matter who may be out trying to harm me intentionally or unintentionally if I am not attached to anyone, or harm or hurt, I can stay stable and solid above its energy. It simply doesn't matter.
Upon reflection, and exploring briefly in this post I feel firmer in my non-attachment stance and not investing time, worry or money in what might or might not happen in my future.
If I am practicing true non-attachment then I cannot be attached to anything or anyone in my life. If people choose to stay, then great, if they choose to go, I may grieve for as long as I need to, but I would not want to hold them back if they chose to fly without me.
ADDED: I feel we CAN practice non-attachment yet still care.
Where do you draw the line? Can you be genuinely loving, caring and kind, yet still not be attached / obsessed / hold on / try to change someone you LOVE? Easy!!
Let's let others be themselves and live their own life. If it's by our side for a while then great, if it's not, it's not. If we worry about the 'not' then we might be attached.
Practicing non-attachment doesn't mean we need to be a 'dick' - we can absolutely still care, be there, be inspired, LOVE life, LOVE others... but without the neediness, desperation, demands, wanting to change someone, and instead respecting the way they choose to live their life.
If it reaches a point when it doesn't resonate with ours, then can we be okay to communicate about it and reach an understanding, or part ways?
Just some thoughts. Share any of your own if you are inspired to
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