Meaningful Monday – Be Attached To Nothing

by Polly N on May 7, 2012

I’ve decided to introduce a new segment to the blog called “Meaningful Monday” where each week I will share with you an image, picture or quote or just something that I want to discuss in order to prompt you to think about life, your soul purpose or just spin a different perpective on things. I find that it’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day doing that “being” takes second place. So this segment will act as a reminder to take a back seat from doing, connect with your higher self and have an awareness that you are so much more than what you think you are. Well that’s the plan anyway….let’s see how it pans out!

Quote and picture by me

This quote came to me today when I realised that although I try to live peacefully with cancer, I do have an attachment to one day being cancer-free. What human wouldn’t? I also have an idea of what I would like my life to be like when that day arrives, how I will look and what I will be spending my days doing. And I guess it’s okay to have a goal but attachment to how we think things should be, can often trip us and leave us vulbnerable to feeling unhappy when things don’t turn out the way we envisioned. And let’s be honest, how often do get exactly what we want in the way we want it, when we want it? I would hazard a guess that this does not happen that often, because as humans we limit the possibilities by only assuming we can have certain things based on our past experience and beliefs of what’s possible or feasible. Sometimes, we get what we want, sometimes we get something better than what we wanted and other times we get what we need (and that doesn’t always make us jump for joy initially but normally with hindsight we are able to see why we needed it and take from it what we are meant to.)

The reason we don’t always get what we want is because we have an attachment to the form we think the thing we want should take. When we release the attachment to form and be open to what the Universe wants to give us, we can be surprised by the miracles that occur. So by releasing our pre-conceived ideas, we send a message to the Universe that we are receptive to all that it has to offer, any way it may come.

For me, the lesson is releasing my attachment to being cancer-free and this imaginary life that I think is going to be so much better when I “get there”. Of course, a life without cancer looming over it is always going to be more enjoyable, simply because this life-threatening disease is no longer knocking at your door. But I think my lesson in all of this cancer nonsense is to learn to be happy with NOW and live my life with joy, passion, peace and happiness. It’s not easy but I guess that’s why they call this thing called life a journey…so we can keep working on it everyday.

What attachments are you clinging on to? What do you need to let go of?

Here’s a nice affirmation I like to use:

” I am open and receptive to all the Universe has to offer me. I trust in the process of life.”

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