The word is detachment. The meaning is clear…..the underlying meaning is hard.
I was lucky enough to be a guest at one of the finest spas in the world, Ananda in the Himalayas.
While there, I attended a lecture on the Buddhist philosophy on detachment.
It was a good lesson.
I pondered on it and patted myself on the back about all the times I had “practiced” detachment.
I went back to my room and began to work on one of the Mandalas I brought to do meditative coloring.
The Mandala I choose was called Mandala of the Mothers, and talked about creativity and how important it was to be able to actively destroy a piece of art.
I froze… it meant that I was going to do my best work on this piece and then actively Detach and Destroy.
It made me very sad.
It brought up emotions that I had not expected.
I thought that I may as well just destroy it before I did my best with it.
THEN… the true detachment lesson appeared to me.
“Do your very very best, then detach from it.”
It took me another few weeks before I could muster the courage to work on the art work, then actively detach and destroy.
What can you detach from today?
Love and light