Self Mastery… Day Twenty – Non-attachment

29 January, 2011

This is my 28 day Mastery of Self diary. It contains thoughts and lessons from the initial course I took in June 2010 and the re-cap in January 2011. I will start each daily post with some quotes pertinent to the daily topic, then the lesson quotes that stood out for me at each itteration of the course plus some other observations that may be of interest/help. You’ll find my overview of the whole course here and Libby’s site for extra info and sign up here.

The awakened sages call a person wise when all his undertakings are free from anxiety about results.” – Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita

“When I experience Love I must go to God. When I experience non-attachment God must come to me.” – Meister Eckhart (c.1260 – c.1327)

“To be able to love without attachment is the greatest achievement a human being can attain.” – Gururaj Ananda

2010 course – Non-attachment does not mean indifference or non-loving. I demonstrate my love through my willingness to be non-attached. Non attachment expands my consciousness and is the path to freedom and inner peace.

2011 recap – I practice non-attachment is when I let go of what I want in the past, present and future and accept what is.

Here’s a distinction that could be helpful. Non-attachment is allowing what is to be, whereas detachment is not caring what happens. With non-attachment we can care yet be unattached to the outcome. This ‘allowing’ with love fosters peace, patience and space for The Universe to do its thang…

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L. Kae January 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm

To me non-attachment means putting you intentions out into the universe and being open to how they manifest :-)

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Libby January 30, 2011 at 5:56 am

I really had to practice non-attachment when my youngest son got a tatoo of a BAT when he was 18 and I had asked him not to. Once it was there, rather than be angry, I just let it go and loved him AND that bat!

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Lisa Howard January 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I am reaching a whole new level of non-attachment…WOOHOO!

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