I’m practicing non-attachment. Accepting what comes and allowing it to leave when it’s time.
What’s for me will be for me effortlessly.
Non-attachment is also known as detachment, which is when someone can overcome a desire for people, places, things and concepts of life. Through non-attachment someone will experience a perspective to life that is peaceful and freeing. You don’t let anything “own” you, you just let go of it.
Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.
– The Dalai Lama
“Let Go” is more or less a slogan for life but once you do in fact learn to let go, there is this breath of fresh air that exhales the stress and sadness from your life (at least for me that is what happened.)
Non-attachment has brought me a sense of freedom, I practice it every day. When something goes wrong or upsets me – I don’t get tangled in the emotions. I have just simply learned and am still learning to let it go. My inner peace is far to important and detachment has taught me it’s okay to let yourself let go.
I’ve noticed that recently the problems of this world create compassion in me rather than anger. I don’t chase after happiness. I simply enjoy it when it’s present, and release it when it dissolves. My heart has continued to just grow bigger and bigger, I was worried I’d stop feeling love but instead I have felt it even more.
Non-attachment has freed me because I am in charge of my mind and my emotions now.
I am an advocate for a company called Only Human, we are a group of people that is growing – we believe that no one is on a “list.” Whether you are Gay, Straight, Black, White or anything – that’s not what you are, you are simply HUMAN.
Many women and Men in that group have kids, they are raising their little humans with those same beliefs. It is something that I love to see and hear about, children have an innocence to them that is something we all used to possess. Now I’m not saying they are so innocent that they don’t see color – I’m saying they see it but they don’t have a bias to it. They simply see another child, another mom, another grandpa.
Children’s innocence is pure simplicity, they are putty that can be formed and molded into whoever they will become down the road. If you not only teach, but match your actions to the idea of equality and love rather than hatred; your child will follow suit. They are sponges and deserve a chance at a better life than we witness and see today. They deserve to know what is right and wrong, they deserve to learn when something is in-just. They can’t learn though, when you aren’t teaching them. They can’t learn when the world is already so divided. So be a good human and treat everyone as such; there are little humans that are relying on us.
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This isn’t a fun post for me to write, it’s actually one that scares me to write. Very few know this story but I had a nightmare last night and felt now was the time to post it.
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