I have been aware of the words ” being attached” to something, and recognized that this response has a continuum; and my response along this continuum often indicates to me how important something is to me – and in my endeavour to “not being attached”, (because of a deluded perception that I have cultivated that it is ‘good’ to not be attached to something) – I may have actually let things slip by which I needed.
I have realised that ‘being attached’ to something means that there is an energetic thread of connection – where there is focussed attention. The stronger it is – the more important it is to me. If I kid myself to ‘let something go’, before fully acknowleding that something may actually be important to me – I have let an opportunity slip which I may have needed or benefited from.
Only when my thread of energetic connection becomes destructive will I now ‘not be attached’ to something. I have recognised that ‘being attached’ is a wonderful indicator of where my energy and emotion lies, and to keep pursueing it and the accompanying experiences which come with it, until it no longer serves me or becomes destructive.
Underpinning this is a committment to awareness….which is my playground for learning.