“I am so close, I may look distant.” – Rumi
We all have attachments to something or someone. Our attachments make our life. They give us a reason to live. To be associated to something or someone is the motivation for us to do more. Attachments make this society as it is. Attachment to discipline gives rise to rules of the society, attachment to wealth gives rise to economy, attachment to relationships gives rise to family, attachment to greed gives rise to crime and so on. We live in a world where being attached is the natural thing to do. Generally, attachments give emotions their life. Emotions make a human being. We are all emotional at some level. If you remove the attachment – or be detached – you will have lesser and lesser of emotions. That is not seen as a good thing, we are seen as cold people who do not value anything. Everything we do, we develop a strong bond, strong attachment to and the world today, celebrates attachment. The bond we share to our geographical borders as patriotism, to our money earning work as success, to our public speaking as a leader, to our wealth as pride, to our relationships as caring and so on. We need a bond, we need an attachment, we need someone to care for us. That sense of caring is what makes us feel that this life is worthwhile.
Attachment shortens your vision, detachment just broadens it.
When we are attached, we tend not to see beyond. The thing or person whom we are attached attracts us so much, that it clogs our vision. Even if we like to see beyond, the pull is so great that you cannot see beyond a limit. Or wherever you see, you see that person or thing manifest. The minute we detach ourselves from that attachment, you will see a lot more. Many things which were the reason for your bonding become clear. But why do we have to detach? Attachment shortens your vision, detachment just broadens it.A strong sense of attachment brings as much misery. The more you are attached, the more you suffer when it does not go your way. The pain it brings is as harsh as the pleasure it brings. Today, we are drained emotionally – why? The root cause of all that is how close you were to that thing or someone which has brought you such pain. When you detach yourself, as you see a lot more things surrounding it, the lesser you are affected. Your world is much larger than that small attachment.
You are not meant to be small. Your heart and soul is limitless. Attachments brings your capacity down to just a few relationships or things. Open up. See your world much beyond the few elements. You and your soul is capable of not just this world, but this universe. What is in you is the power and capacity of what runs this universe. Detach yourself – even when being close to someone or something. Broaden your vision, its a wonderful and peaceful world then, just inside you.