Attachment: affection, fondness, or sympathy for someone or something.
Detachment: the state of being objective or aloof. the action or process of detaching; separation.
Thought Adjuster: “Attachment is a dual concept. What do I mean by that? It can have positive connotations as expressed in the above definition. But it also can have negative attributes whenever its object is selected without giving it due consideration. Hoarders’ attachment to material possessions is toxic. The fear of lacking robs them of many precious liberties—the one of movement, the one of experiencing heightened emotional and spiritual states that can only be attained from a place of detachment.
Because your persona is multi-layered, it is advisable to scrutinize which attachments hold you back materially, emotionally, and spiritually. In his parable of the lilies and the birds, Jesus instructed the workers in the field to be carefree concerning the purveyance of their material needs. Their nomadic lifestyle would have been quite hampered by hauling along ungodly loads of non-essentials. As Nitin Namdeo stated: “Excessive attachment to anything in life makes you mentally enslaved.”
As well, the holding of grudges and harboring of resentment are handicapping emotional attachments to a bygone past. Picture them as nasty entities with sharp claws that, once attached to your emotional body, refuse to let go and act like vampiric creatures whose infected bites cause disease.
Jesus masterfully role-modeled the ways of zenitude – a blissful state of detachment exhibited by those who are attached to anchors compatible with love-in-action.
Live with such an awareness. Sever all ties with toxic attachments. Be like a sunflower feeding on the sunlight—its only reality as it naturally turns its back to the darkness.”