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The Power of Detachment

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The practice of non-attachment, or detachment, makes you no longer self-centered or selfish, and you become conscious in your awareness of the other person.  The Power of Detachment, the Practice of Non-attachment     When you hear the word, you may think of a Buddhist monk, leaving all his worldly possessions behind and climbing the lonely mountain to live in complete solitude for the rest of his days. Detachment or non-attachment is freedom from “things.” These are things our EGO feels are important to us. Non-attachment is a fully engaged connection to our life through the act of being more conscious or mindful about ourselves.  It is the self-realization of the truth about reality. Detachment is not about distancing yourself, but more about understanding the true significance of life so that we better connect to it. By learning to understand that your consciousness cannot be affected by things you hold on to, this gives you a better sense of what holds you back. The concept had alluded me for a long time. The understanding that I had to “give up” all that I worked for seemed unfathomable to me.  I know through all my religious studies that Buddha taught “with attachment comes suffering. Relinquish the delusion and ignorance that fuel both the attachment/clinging and the aversion/hatred that makes life so unsatisfying, and you will find peace (Nirvana).” In his teachings, Jesus expressed to us through the book of Corinthians, “As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. ” My Hindu yoga teacher would often say, “let go the realm of material things, for, in time, they will bring you nothing but dissatisfaction.” Through my meditation…

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