Put simply it is a state of mind where we witness life rather than reacting to life. Now that’s not hard to understand or is it? Let’s explore how to emotionally detach from life’s events shall we?
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT/AUTOMATIC REACTION
Let’s first be clear on what emotional attachment is, in order to undo it. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of those UNDO buttons. Press the button “poof” gone!
We can be emotionally attached to our pets, special plants, friends, kids, money, lovers, family, precious memories, homes, cars, all of our possessions, all of our favourite things, winning and even our thoughts like possessing our goals, she’s so perfect, he is a hunk and the list goes on.
In fact these attachments are very like addictions. We desire them so much we imagine we can’t live without them and should we lose any of them we feel differing levels of sadness. Notice here we are reacting to loss. An extreme example is loosing our home and everything in it to fire, flood or some natural disaster.
To easily discover our attachments, ask ourselves if we lost “it” and experienced any level of sadness, we were surely attached to it.
Unfortunately, the consequence of being addicted/attached to anything is we give the attachment power over us and they basically control our lives. Another consequence is often what we are so attached to will leave or allude us. Sad but true!
WHAT IS EMOTIONALLY DETACHED/BEING A WITNESS
Our state of mind when we become a witness to life’s events, is keeping a calm nonreactive demeanor, a cool head and we can do whatever we need to do without our emotions becoming involved. Continue reading “WHAT IS EMOTIONALLY DETACHED”