Attachments

July 27, 2018
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Attachments

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For a couple of years I’ve not had a home of my own and it’s been a continuous adventure in releasing attachments and living in the flow – which is so healing for my mind. I’ve had long periods of “homelessness” and I stopped calling it that because people would write to me with concern and invite me to come and stay with them. There’s the thought that being homeless is a “bad” thing and while it can definitely be challenging, it can also be liberating!

My being on the road and without a home base challenges some people. People often want to know where my home base is. It’s amusing to me that when I say I don’t have a home base they often ask me where my things are. I tell them where my things are – in various places in storage, etc. And then I ask them, “why do you need to know where my things are?”

When I tell folks I have no home base they sometimes find it difficult to understand. They wonder why I would choose this way of living or they think it’s exciting and wonderful.

I don’t feel like I chose it. I feel like it was guidance and I’m following along. Moving around and being in different places and environments, traveling with a little or a lot of stuff is a constant practice of non-attachment.

I feel my mind healing so rapidly through this higher intensity of practicing non-attachment because I’m not in the same space much of the time. It’s definitely easier to stay in one place. I don’t enjoy packing and unpacking. I do enjoy the spiritual healing and growth.

We can practice non-attachment wherever we are and it’s deeply healing. It’s so helpful to notice each day where the attachments to routine are and to make the effort to relax the mind and let them go and try new things. Experimenting is a wonderful spiritual practice of discovery!

I encourage you to pay attention to the “shoulds” that still dominate your thinking. Examine the patterns of behavior that you have a strong attachment to. Look for your attachments to how you like things to be and how you don’t like them to be and be willing to just do things differently for a day, a week, a month. You’ll discover things you cannot possibly discover any other way.

And the bonus is, you’ll be giving yourself the opportunity to release more attachments more rapidly! Nice!

Sleep on a different side of the bed.
Use a different toothpaste.
Go to bed and wake up at a different time.
Try something different for breakfast.
Take a different route to or from work.

If it feels really challenging then know that your healing awaits you! What a relief to let go of attachments! It’s absolutely liberating!

What attachments from your daily living do you notice that you could let go and experience a greater Freedom? Please share in the comments section!

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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Attachments = Suffering. You can also get the transcript there.

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