A few years back the concept non-attachment entered my life. Although it fascinated me, you could say it resonated within me, I could not fully grasp it, understand it. It felt like there was a ‘hidden truth’ in there, but I just couldn’t pinpoint what that exactly was.
Today I understand it a bit better with the help of Michael Bernhard Beckwith. Luckily I saw him speak at MindValley’s A-Fest in Portugal last year and had the opportunity to participate in his teachings ‘Life Visioning Mastery’ via MindValley as well.
Attachment, detachment and non-attachment
To understand non-attachment to the fullest we must comprehend attachment first. What is attachment exactly? We people attache ourselves easily to other people, stuff and thoughts as well. We are needy for validation and acceptance via attachment. For example, gaining self-esteem from your possessions or feeling worthy by the love of your partner. We even attach ourselves to concepts and opinions. How often do we try to convince others of what we believe in. Instead of feeling worthy ourselves (from within), we need other people or items for validation. We experience a discrepancy to what we have and what we think we should have. So actually, we attach ourselves to an outcome.