Avoiding attachments in our livesYou can have a big couch as long as not attached to it.
If you cannot give a thing away and be without it, you are attached
Thats how you know..
Could you give it away to someone, and live on just fine?
Types of attachments:
No spirituality (earth greed)
Money, money being person's god
Delusions heard by others (new conspiracy theory)
Clothing (expensive clothing)
Couch (big couch)
Our Home (some people fear losing their home)
Job (some people live in fear of losing their job)
Realizing that addiction is not your true self!
Your true self is the independent self
Material things provide only short comfort that lasts 5 minutes. But true joy cannot be bought.
If we go further into dept, we also see many people who are attached to unhealthy relationships, which in some cases are beyond repair. Or other cases where just attached and unable to repair their relationships.
You see that with people who continue to live together 19 years, then split apart. The comfort, security of marriage , they felt gave them security.
But it was a false security.
It drained them each day. Made them half human each day.
Sometimes it is better to be alone.
It both goes for material things (he who owns nothing, is often a happy man... the homeless)
But also for relationships.
Does it mean we should just give it all away?
In fact materiality can aid our spiritual path, we should embrace it. Creator wants us to have abundance.
But we should not overuse materiality, or we become greedy. Greed is our enemy.
Greed brings attachment, being attached to ones items at home.
What is overusing materiality?
It differs for us all.
But a big danger sign is if we buy expensive things, and always want the most expensive. Or if we cannot give out charity to the poor/help others via money, things, or our own help.
The moment we are unable to love others, via genuine love, and care, be there for others, be selfless, is the moment we took it too far.
Materiality is the biggest danger on earth.
It's the illusion of Money.
Money is the biggest illusion on earth.
It creates separation.
Do not always chose the most expensive if you value your soul. Chose what brings you joy.
It's not the price that matters here. Merely that you don't always focus on 'having most'.
Instead we should focus on things having a purpose in our life.
Having 5 rain jackets , or 10 pair of jeans is just addiction.
It doesn't have a purpose
It only clogs up our life!
Get rid of it.
It must be nice to need nothing.
Nothing I want. Just look. Walk my way.
Nothing could possibly give me happiness.
Happiness cannot be bought.
2017-05-23 - Af Maja Ingerslev