“Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday.” – John B. Bejo
The principle of detachment can be a challenge to undertake initially. Put simply, it states that to bring order and balance to our lives, we must detach from outcomes. In a similar vein, flow suggests allowing the process of life to unfold through them without assigning meaning to experiences.
So how do you practice detachment in your life? It sounds easier said than done.
Detachment means suspending judgement of how I anticipate an outcome should unfold. It means getting out of my own way and allowing the natural flow of events to permeate through my life. I release my frustration, anxiety and doubts about the way life should be. I get out of my head and into my heart, by feeling my way through life instead of thinking my way through.
As Dan Millman writes in his acclaimed book, The Peaceful Warrior, “I no longer presume how life should come or go…once I have taken aim and loosed the arrow from the bow, I can only wait in interest to see where it will land.”
Your Lesson – Allow life to flow through you by detaching from fixed outcomes.