Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Why Detachment ?

Why are we so attached to the goals, results?

They are the endings.
You already are what you are aspiring to be
and you already have what you are yearning for.

The game lies in the journey. And life is a game.
You decide to experience certain attributes.
You set yourself a goal of either becoming someone and attaining something.
You forget that you already are that something or already have that something and
then play the game of reaching the goal.
And in the process you are presented with circumstances that will allow you to experience those attributes.

Have you ever had the feeling,
Once you have attained some state and/or something you desired, that it was no big deal to have come to that state and the experience of getting there is what mattered.
If you have, it is because, The state is just native to you whereas the experience is brand new.

That, my friend, is the game of Life. It is all about the path you take and the experiences you encounter along the way. It is all about the ups and downs. The goals, aspirations etc only act as flag markers to aim at but in how you get there lies the key. That is what this life is about.

If you realize this, then you will not be so attached to the outcome and pay more attention to the everyday moments, everyday acts of kindness and enjoy life as it presents you with its challenges - because that is what you signed up for to begin with - to experience and NOT to possess or attain.

Some quotes:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow - what a Ride!"
Peter Sage - Entrepreneur and Speaker

Be focused on action and not on the fruits of action. Do not become confused in attachment to the fruit of your actions and do not become confused in the desire for inaction (2,47).
Bhagavad Gita

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