Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 1, 2013

Release your attachments

In Harmony Photo 133

Most important changes you make in this world are made inside yourself. Of those, one of the very most import internal changes is to release your attachments to the people, things, beliefs, preferences, and outcomes in your life. To picture those attachments, imagine strands of your energy running from you to the people, things, and beliefs you rely on to define your identity (your job, your family, your lover, your friends, your home, your personality, your appearance, etc.)–I’m sure you’ll recognize those people, things, and beliefs in your own life.

You can tell you’re attached if you need something to turn out a particular way for you to feel okay about yourself (e.g., your lover has to stay with you). Those attachments cause you to resist making choices and taking actions that might jeopardize your desired outcomes (e.g., denial, not telling the truth). They distract you from seeing what is important.

The only way out of attachment is to let go–release. Draw back those strands of energy you extend to hold, influence, and control people, things, and outcomes for your own personal ends. You can use imagery to draw back your attachments and free yourself–and others. I describe that process my article Releasing Attachments. Let go of your attachments and you’ll pass through the many changes we face with much greater ease.

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  1. Reblogged this on leonardotienoh's Blog and commented:
    serving multitude first is serving yourself and brings self fulfillment unlike serving yourself first that brings solitude and distress.


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