I don’t really think detachment means that I don’t care about things. I do care, passionately. It’s one thing to embrace life’s experiences with gusto and thoroughly enjoy what is offered each day, and an entirely different thing to be so attached to a particular object or practice that nothing else is life giving. I want to be open to seeing all the beauty and goodness and love wherever and however it is offered. If that means letting go of one thing to hold another, that’s what I want to do. I am reminded of the story of the monkey who reached into a cage to grab a piece of fruit and would not let go. Unable to pull its hand out without the fruit, it eventually starved to death. It would not release the fruit to become free.



About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to detachment

  1. Heather Rautio says:

    How very true! When I detach from clinging and detach from MY expected outcome, life is so much more abundant and fulfilling.


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