My topic for this blog is taking risks, leaps of faith and the concept of attachments. That’s a lot, right? Well, I am simply going to touch on these rich focus areas. I have been ruminating, meditating upon, and moving towards some big changes in my life as of late. It’s an exciting time to be alive and although I am eternally grateful for the life that I am living now, I see paths ahead that require that I take some key risks and and require that I take a leap!
My daily aim and objective is to achieve not only a degree of clarity about these decisions, changes, and “power moves”, but to also feel a deeper sense of peace and acceptance as I move forward in a specific direction. This has not been so easy, but I have been getting lots of support and help along the way. For instance, just today, a friend sent me a little I-ching or sound bite today that said, “Go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is” and well quite frankly, I feel that this is probably true. If one truly wants to experience the satisfaction that comes from fulfillment, then, some sort of risk must be taken “out of the comfort zone”.
What also is coming up during this shift for me, is a re-e-valu-ation of my personal attachments. It is so interesting to me how much actual stuff accumulates, the amount of “things” that form around a person, and how the subtle strings of attachment bind us to get stuck in it all. Attachments to people, well that is a whole other story! That is in process too….I am finding my attachments are one of the toughest terrains to navigate at the moment, but will stay determined so that I can reach my goals, stay true, and follow the guidance of my higher self.
So, as I venture ahead, I leave you with these words from Anthony De Mello:
“The moment you pick u pan attachment, the functioning of this lovely apparatus called the human heart is destroyed.” He says, “You must choose between your attachment and happiness. You cannot have both. The moment you pick up an attachment, your heart is thrown off kilter and your ability to lead a joyful carefree life is destroyed.”
Some suggested resources for your journey:
The Way to Love Anthony De Mello
Any book by Anthony De Mello
In love and light,