Something I have discovered for my own life, and which has invited a great deal of curiosity from some people around me, is the art of non-attachment.
Non-Attachment has been, in my experience, an organic byproduct of my ego based consciousness being composted into truth. Ego gets broken down, and we come to see, wow! I am not my attachments. I am not my needs. I am not my story. I am not my beliefs. I am not….
This break down of illusion leads naturally to Non-Attachment. How could it not? I am no longer sourcing my happiness from outside of me. It does not mean people do not inspire joy within me, they most certainly do. It does not mean I do not get attached to outcomes, I most certainly do! But I choose wisely. I don’t invest in my attachments. I don’t invest in outcomes. I let it go and let truth rise to the top. I invest, in truth.
True non-attachment is a natural response to letting go of the ego’s need for control. Love, is not attaching. It just is. It just loves. It loves the way that it loves.
I love to love. To be a hollow flute through which love moves through. And when I am in alignment with this, life is a melody that I am so blessed to be a witness to.
But when I have been attached, I am trying to control. I have an outcome in mind. Somewhere, I believe that something outside of me will bring me truth.
I know now, in a deep, penetrating way, that this simply is not true.
Experiences, sensations, oxytocin rushes, orgasms, delight after a good meal. These are all transient. They do not stay. They do not fill a void. They are transient. It doesn’t mean don’t have these experiences! Have them! Enjoy them! But don’t attach to them!
When I say, do not be attached, I do not mean live with no sense pleasures etc. I am speaking to not being attached to these things as the source of Fulfillment.
If you get attached to something outside of you, and look to it to fill a void, you will be let down eventually because it is not the true Source of abiding peace.
Attach to Truth.
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