Practice Detachment! – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Practising Detachment Brings Freedom, Happiness & Inner Peace – An Article by Shahwana
“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached.” – Simone Weil
Often anger, sadness and dissatisfaction comes from encountering unexpected situations.
People get stressful, frustrated, and hurt because of excessive attachment to a particular idea, habit or person. If what they think, or desire does not happen, or if the person they are so attached to leaves, they feel sad.
We all need to know that everything is subject to change. Nothing is permanent. Whatever we have and whoever we are with right now might not be with us in the future. In Buddhism, change is considered as an undeniable part of life!
“According to the Law of Cycle, everything is subject to change. Nothing lasts forever.” – Master Choa Kok Sui
If we realize this truth, we won’t have grief over things that we have lost, and we won’t get hurt if our idea is not accepted by all.
De-attachment brings freedom, happiness and inner peace!
For a person who is detached, everything that happens in life is a gift. He/she is able to flow with every situation, because he/she is not fixated to certain ways, ideas, or habits. So, every day will be a surprise; every day will bring a new opportunity.
Detachment doesn’t mean coldness. One can live life intensely and at the same time remain de-attached!
The desire to control the situations, people and happenings only bring frustration and disappointment. Let’s accept life as it is, a journey full of happiness and at the same time full of lessons.
“Everything is a gift of the universe. Even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or us enjoyment.” – Ken Keyes Jr.
“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee
“I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.” – Bill Watterson
Shahwana Khanam – Pranic Healer