“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. ” – Simone Weil
Sometimes we believe if we have more or learn more or do more we will be fulfilled in life. I have come to find it is the opposite.
In Buddhism we are taught to detach from material possessions and from our ego. Detachment does not mean living in poverty or living without, it is being able to have things in your life but to not attach them to your ego or self.
We need to understand there is a natural flow in the universe, where things come to us and leave us. We may not get the job or house we planned to get, but losing it may be the answer to your greater dream.
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli
Just in nature as the tree changes with each season, so do we evolve in life. If we become too attached to certain aspects in life or resistant to change, we lose the natural flow of abundance.
Believe me, it’s much easier to be something than it is to be nothing. Your ego will remind you of this every time you decide to detach or become still in life.
What I have learned is that when I work only with my own energy, it’s limited and it’s not long before I get stressed out and caught up in quick fixes to re-energise and yet, when I connect to universal energy, which is always available to me through meditation, shamanism and Yoga, I find it is limitless.
Practice stillness and empty your mind from conditioned thoughts about who you think you are, so you can get to know who you can become.
If your cup is already full of what you think you are, then how will the energy of the universe be able to get in? Hence, the concept of emptying oneself: Going into Nothing.