A Call for Unattachment
Last Update: Mar 21, 2022
How to unattach our lives with so many attachments requires a serious consideration. Moreover considering the times we are living in. Unattachment has to do with the wisdom to release our minds of the expecations associated with specific results or outcomes.
For some people, it is a very difficult thing to do or lesson to learn. We become attached with our vision of how we want our lives to be lived and how we want everything to work out, as a result we invest ourselves to make the conditions bend to our desires or expectations. On the while on the other hand, life, often has its own agenda. And this is why it is essential that we remain flexible to a lot of things in life, if we want to live a healthy happy life.
As we all can agree in honesty, that part of our anxiety, stress both long and short term stresses, fear, insecurity, envy, unhappiness, and strife are co-related to unmet desires, and failed expectations. For some people, they are so attached to money, power, achievement, education, new car, new Iphone G13 or 15, whichever latest device grade, status as a director, CEO, expert, an achiever, etc. All these are ok, provided we know that they are but fleeting.
Enjoy Good Things Unattached
They are good to have and enjoy the benefits of having them, I mean of having our desires, but to be so attached to them, one must guikde against. And please get me right, to be unattached does not mean to be disinterested or to turn your back on on legitimate pursuits. That's not what I'm trying to explain here. Instead, I mean that in other to live a simple, and happy life, we should not make anyone, or anything an idol in our life.
We can learn how to remain neutral in our pursuits of these fleeting things, and expectations of the desired outcomes. Because it is the desires that creates the attachments we have. It is similar to the Scriptural; quotation, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil..." Think about this for a moment.
In conclusion, let the takeaway for this post be that, if we want to live a psychologically and phsyically healthy life, we have to learn how to hold lightly and not tightly to whatever the desired pursuits. Live space in your mind that you can't control the outcome of your decisions, and desires or expectations, and be willing to accept that the outcomes, even when not what envisioned will still be for our good ultimately.
As always, your reaction, comment, and likes, will be appreciated.
Your post caused me to think of the people in Ukraine who have had to flee their homes and leave their last life behind them. Yes, it would be easier to deal with such a situation if we were not so attached. We are so lucky here not to be faced with such trauma.
Fran, that's so true. It is just so pathetic what the Ukraine people are going through. It's unbelievable! But the good example to come to mind is the "Lot's wife." Have you read that story before found in Genesis 19?
Life is full of mysteries. All we can do is to seek wisdom for living.
Thanks, Fran, so your candid comment.
As always, Sarah, very thought-provoking! I take each day one day at a time, focusing on what God's will ultimately will be, while still striving for what I desire and want, but alos knowing that whatever ultimately happens will be His will.
Jeff, that's a better approach, we will give our best effort to whatever goal we have, while we guide our soul from being inordinately attached to the desired outcomes. I believe that we will have less worry when we feel less detached from things that occupy our hearts.
Thanks, I appreciate it.
I believe that you are right, Sarah, and thank you very much, my friend!
Have an excellent new week!
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Enjoy life as it is and remain thankful always.
Thank you for the reminder.
I appreciate your comment Muslimah!