People, things and action

Often we do things in life and we do it only out of an attachment to doing that thing.

We rarely stop to consider what is the purpose of doing it.

Strangely, the same pattern occurs with objects and stuff. We accumulate stuff without really knowing why and we become attached to it and keep it, often without knowing why too.

We have an obsession with becoming attached to people, actions, things and so on.

These mental attachments are there to people, things, actions, places without us being conscious of them. However, the mind controls us with these obsessions and brings suffering to us both mental and physical. In a conscious state we see these things for the mind patterns that they are an then we can move on from them and become detached from the hold on us.

What if we lived without attachment and only be with people from choice but not glued to them, owning things that had a purpose but were free to get rid of them without any upset and doing stuff that actually mattered and enriched our lives, again without the mental millstone of having to do it out of attachment?

I guess we’d be happier, we’d have a lot more time, a whole lot less stuff, surrounded by people who loved us for what we truly are and we’d be free from the constraints of having to mentally hold onto everyone, everything and every action. We would be free from emotional drains, free from our thoughts, free to be ourselves.

Become unattached.

We imprison ourselves

We build a life through our own imagined self-image and imprison ourselves in it. We stay stuck in jobs, with friends, with partners and so on, fearing to break free, fearing to upset, fearing to be our true selves. We go against our true self, we resist it, we allow ourselves to be trapped in our self-created imaginary life.

We become attached to things and people, and even when we instinctively want to do something or get rid of something, we stay trapped in the attachment we have built. We do not accept that every form is temporary and we are flowing on a journey. Not everything has to be there forever, we can move on from things, people, jobs and so on.

Freedom is being truly ourselves and not being attached or dependent on things or others.