Whenever people hear the term ‘Detachment’,they relate it with abandoning all their wealth & social life;going to monastery & living a life of monk.This is obviously not true.Detachment is an art of living.It can be practiced by any human irrespective of his/her lifestyle,economic condition & profession.
Detachment,in no way,means that you don’t have to love your friends & relatives.It means loving people unconditionally to allow them to make their own choices even though those choices may not be consistent with what you think they ought to be doing.’Love is for giving & not for taking’ is the true essence of Detachment in all relationships.
Let’s come to the definition.Detachment is the absence of need to hold on to anyone or anything.This includes from people’s opinion,results,material possessions to your relatives,friends & even your body.The more we are attached to people,things,ideas;the less we are able to experience these phenomena joyfully.
First of all,you must get clear that you can never own anything including watch,diamond,car,house,etc.This may sound absurd to you.But understand that the best you can do is get a temporary lease to enjoy them.The material possessions you think that are yours will sooner or later be with someone else.Everything is in the process of circulation.
The whole Universe is an energy system.Since you are a part of it,you too are an energy system.Energy must flow freely in order to be most efficient.Allowing things to flow freely is the way of Universe.Air flows freely without any obstruction,water flows along the physical plain with the path of least resistance,Earth flows freely around its axis, as do all other heavenly bodies do in the cosmos.The fewer impediments to energy flow,the more effectively we fit into & harmonize with the Universe.
Attachments cause you to believe that you must have more things & control over others.Your every attachment is an obstruction to this flow of energy.
The World is working exactly as it is supposed to be.Your every attachment to how you think it should be working only makes you a victim.
Consider listening to a piece of music.If you remain attached to only one part,you will not be able to enjoy the complete piece.You will have to flow with one note at a time in order to enjoy the whole song.In a similar manner,you will have to flow with the universe with what it has to offer you NOW,while remaining detached from the past as well as the expectations of the future.
So,practice the art of detaching yourself from past,future,people opinions,any material possession,results & finally from your body.Detachment,still remains one of the most common misunderstood principle.
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