Attachment string cutting….

What would I be doing with my life had we not moved away from everything we knew…”everything” referring to familiarity and perceived comfort. I know that I am a lot more comfortable in my skin now. This could be geographical location and opportunities or job burnout and dysfunctional thinking which “caused” depression and anxiety after 30 years of liking AND despising my 911 career choice. The story I told myself was that “good” people die and “bad” people circle the drain continuously. I know for a fact that any change in the story of my life would mean that I wouldn’t be me

I wonder how different my life would be today if I had been lucky enough to have more than one living grandparent while I was growing up or if my parents had been younger models and if I had shared early life with at least one sibling. I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be me!

I wonder how different my life would be if the friends I invited to have a seat in my life had not died or geographically or emotionally moved away…I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be me.

I’m learning from Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr in Mastery of Self…”An attachment is the action of taking something that is not part of you and making it a part through an emotional or energetic investment”. “Most people not only attach to their wants and desires as they relate to material things, but also to their beliefs and ideas. Although an attachment is something that can occur naturally in the moment, it becomes unhealthy when you lose the ability to detach from it when the moment ends or when the belief no longer reflects the truth. In many ways, attachment to beliefs are far more destructive than attachments to external items, because beliefs and ideas are much harder to spot and let go of.”

Until next time….

2 thoughts on “Attachment string cutting….

  1. The hazard of attachment, in my opinion, is that whatever we are attaching to is temporary. Everything comes and goes, even beliefs. The inability to alter one’s beliefs and opinions based on new information is a good definition of “how to stay stuck forever.” Personal growth is hard and a big part of it is letting go. You’re doing it. Kudos.

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  2. Umm, how are you in my head? I read this first, started to ask you why I am so emotionally attached to my road, my little neighborhood in this little rural township. I love where I live. But when I leave here and go someplace where I don’t know anyone, I love the anonymity and feel more like me than I ever do at home. But then I thought…this thought probably only makes sense in my head…so I left here for a minute to catch up on your other stuff…And circled back here because yeah, you might get it. We seem to be on the same wave length in so many ways.

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