The Art of Non-Attachment
Life is full of paradoxes. It is these occurrences which on the surface seem to make no sense that make life as intriguing and magical as it is.
I myself am a human full of passion and vibrant vitality.
I find quite often, I wake up like a little excited child at Christmas, simply happy to be alive and excited for what the day to come may hold.
This energy and focus does however have its pitfalls. Sometimes I have found myself passionately working hard towards achieving something, only for the events to unfold in a way I was not expecting. To be honest, this is a fact of life and something that often happens.
It is a trap of delusionary control. We sometimes make the mistake of getting ahead of ourselves by attempting to predict things which we cannot control. This is ok if we are adaptable to changing circumstances, but not ok if we have become rigid in our approach.
Recently, while making the adjustment to going back to work, and working for a much larger organisation than I have done in the past, I found myself becoming frustrated at the unnecessary complexity of the human dynamic I had to traverse in order to achieve my goals. In simple terms, you could call this, the office politics.
For a few days, I felt the tension accumulating in my body; unspent energy which need to be freed. I knew it was time for some reflection and an appraisal of my perspective….
Pausing to Take a Breath
As I pondered and reflected, I considered my framing for life:
Life is simply a game that we all take part in. Evolving, learning and growing together.
Everything is a process which is born and eventually will die.
The cycle of life perpetuates, regardless of if we try to grab hold or not.
Searching for inspiration, sought out some words of wisdom…
“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it.“
This is one of the ultimate paradoxes of life. Giving more, but being less attached to the outcome served by the universe. Caring deeply, but not caring at all. Loving fully, but not being afraid of losing. Living with purpose, but floating where the current may take you….
Once I realised that I was becoming too attached, I simply let go.
As I let go, I could feel the trapped energy and tension drifting away on the breeze…
Yes, I will keep trying, but what will be will be. Yes, I will keep caring, but everything happens for a reason.
I am safe in the knowledge that I know how to think and not what to think. I, just like you, can trust in the infinite intelligence of my unconscious mind to give me the right answers I needed when I need them. I, like you, are a part of this perfectly imperfect universe.
There is no need to grab hold or become attached, because it is all ours anyway.
Simply let go, and be free…
Enjoy, for now.